A detailed account of 50 years since the inception of Shepparton Villages has been immortalised in print through the recent completion of their history book, The Passion and the Dream.
Officially launching the book on Thursday, November 14, the 276 page book outlines the prominent residential care service's history, stemming from the 1950s through to today.
The book, which took 18 months of research and assembling by Historian and Author, Stella M. Barber, tells the story of how the need for such a service in Shepparton grew into a dream by influential members of the community and founders of the villages, Keppel Tumour and Lance Woodhouse, who brought their dream to life.
Shepparton Villages CEO, Kevin Bertram said, "This is a great milestone for something that did just start off as an idea; a dream.
"People from all over the community can now see where Shepparton Villages came from.
"The important aspect about now having this book is that 50 years after the creation of Shepparton Villages, there aren't many people around now who can tell the story, so it is good to be able to portray it now and have it available for years to come," Kevin said.
Bookings are essential for the launch event for catering purposes and can be made by phoning 5832 0855 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
To pick up a copy of The Passion and the Dream for $70 or for further information visit Shepparton Villages Tarcoola Village at 9 Batman Avenue, Shepparton.
By David Lee
As published in The Adviser, Wednesday, November 6, 2013