Port Pirie Rotarians hand over Wisteria Arbour

Say it with wisteria .. that is the message from Rotary Club of Port Pirie president Sebastian Mezzino.

He unveiled the club's 2018-19 project, the Wisteria Arbour, at Lealholme Helping Hand aged home, in Halliday Street.

It will be a gathering place, surrounded by leafy plants, for elderly residents in the home's courtyard.

Lealholme's Shirley Waldhuter welcomed Rotarians to the site where they mingled with residents over afternoon tea.

She said the club's gesture would make the home a more pleasant place.

"What you have done is really, really appreciated ... just being part of the community at Lealholme," she said.

"Thanks to our maintenance team leader, Kevin Bailey, who designed the arbour.

"It has become a popular destination for people. It will be pleasant when wisteria is in flower and will provide much-needed shade in summer."

Mr Mezzino said it was a most worthwhile project.

He said the club was looking to the community for more ideas for future projects.

He thanked family members including son Mauro for helping to organise a club seafood night that raised $4500 towards the project.

"Thanks to Shirley for the opportunity. The commemorative plaque says the arbour is for older members of Lealholme and their families," he said.

"It is going to be here for a long time."

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