Imlay House’s event ‘A Walk Down Memory Lane’ featured the official unveiling of murals which cover numerous walls.
The event began when Jill McDonough cut the ribbon to officially open the display, featured speeches, and tea and scones in the garden.
Sheridan Leftwich, who initiated the project, said: “We had a hundred and eighty-eight people turned out, which was fantastic.”
She recognised some people as friends of the artists, family of past and present Imlay House residents, and credited the News Weekly’s coverage for attracting the crowd.
Ms Leftwich said the murals were a success, as “the reaction was really positive.”
Bega Valley Shire Mayor Bill Taylor was one of the speakers.
Ms Leftwich said that Imlay House resident Harry Smith won first prize in the raffle, which was a framed print from Audrey Taylor, and Joan Ubrihien won a framed mosaic.
Money raised at the event will go towards Imlay House’s installation of new sprinkler systems, which will cost $250,000.
After a tragic fire at a Quakers Hill nursing home in November 2011, the NSW Government introduced a law that requires automatic fire sprinklers to be installed in residential aged care facilities, and work must be completed by September 1, 2014.
Ms Leftwich concluded: “Thanks to everybody for their support, because we are a community based organisation, owned by the community.”