Melrose welcomes Springbett gazebo

Elizabeth Calvert, Dean Manderson, Graham Goode, Margaret Springbett, and Robyn King (not pictured) opening the Don Springbett gazebo in Melrose park.
Elizabeth Calvert, Dean Manderson, Graham Goode, Margaret Springbett, and Robyn King (not pictured) opening the Don Springbett gazebo in Melrose park.

About 100 guest attended the offical opening of a gazebo dedicated to the memory of Don Springbett in Melrose Park on Sunday, May 7.

The structure was built by and funded by the Clare Valley Model Engineers and Rotary Club of Clare.

Each community group contributed half of the total cost, with the Rotary Club raising their contribution through the Clare Arts Show and CVME raising funds through train ride fares.

Clare and Gilbert Valleys Councillor Elizabeth Calvert officially opened the gazebo on Sunday and said it was a fitting legacy to former councillor Mr Springbett.

“He not only served on the council but was on many committees and helped with many other projects of value to Clare,” she said.

Rotarian Graham Goode thanked the many businesses and individuals who contributed to the project.

The gazebo is still waiting on power for lighting to be connected.

Guests were invited to enjoy free train rides and afternoon tea after proceedings concluded.