The Legacy Week Launch for 2019 was hosted by the City of Ballarat, and has been a regular event for many years. After an introduction by Ron Fleming and a moving letter of thanks read by Allan McKinnon, the opening was conducted by the Mayor Cr Samantha McIntosh. Morning tea followed with a chance to meet legatees and this year’s ambassador, reservist Captain Robert Powell. Those assembled moved Victoria Square for the raising of the Legacy flag opposite the Town Hall.
With the help dedicated volunteers, known as Legatees, Legacy currently supports more than 629 widows, children and veterans in the region, including Ballarat, Bacchus Marsh, Daylesford, Maryborough, St Arnaud and Clunes.
Legacy badges are on sale across the region with Legacy Week and can be purchased at Damascus College.
On Thursday 29th of August, Mr. Haintz, Jona Tudball and I travelled to Ballarat’s Ballart Town Hall for the opening of Legacy Week. We learned all about what Legacy is and how it helps families to get back onto their feet. Legacy has been in operation for almost 100 years and is going strong. Legacy also helps orphans that have lost their parents through war. While we were there they also opened up legacy week by raising the Legacy flag in the centre square and the mayor officially opened Legacy Week as well.
Written by Harrison Kennett (Year 7)