Dinner at Darron’s celebrates 18 years

Dinner at Darron's has served free dinner to locals for 18 years. Picture: SUPPLIED

By Dongyun Kwon

Dinner at Darron’s celebrated its 18th anniversary on Tuesday 17 October.

Dinner at Darron’s was the brainchild of Marilyn King who thought the community needed a small regular event that brings people together without any strings attached.

HICCI accepted her idea and organised a weekly two-course meal event for anybody in the community.

“We’ve set it up as a community meal mainly for people who are living by themselves or down on their luck,” HICCI Committee Member Alan Honeycombe said.

Six teams take turns to prepare the meal every week.

Three of them are from the churches that are involved in HICCI and the other three are from community groups.

Each team has to prepare a meal every six weeks.

Ms King and a willing team of helpers also are on hands to run the event smoothly every week.

Everyone, who wants to enjoy a free two-course meal, is welcome to turn up on the site.

“Just come on to the Darron Honey Centre behind the Uniting Church in Healesville at 5.30pm on Tuesday,” Mr Honeycombe said.

“It is a free event and any booking is not required.”