Bethanie Elanora celebrates the spirit of comradery with Donut Day
National Donut Day was celebrated in the Bethanie Elanora community on 3 June 2021.
The festivities brought together residents from the Bethanie Elanora Retirement Village, the neighbouring Aged Care Home, friends, family, staff and volunteers for a social get together in the sunshine at Bethanie Elanora.
Guests were treated to live entertainment from local band Country Grass, an ice-cream cart, freshly made coffee, and of course, donuts.
The origins of National Donut Day extend back to World War 1. The Salvation Army volunteers would dispatch donuts to the frontlines with the mission of providing comforting meals to the troops.
Nowadays, Donut Day is celebrated to recognise those brave volunteers, and bring people together in the spirit of comradery and mateship.
Bethanie Elanora Village Manager, Lyn Ferguson, said fostering the spirit of comradery amongst the Retirement Village, the Aged Care Home and the Bethanie community is very important to her.
“Encouraging comradery, friendship and trust are a priority for me, as it is what makes Bethanie Elanora a happy and inviting environment to live in.”
The festivities were enjoyed by all who attended.