Ballan Spoonville Resident

The idea of decorating wooden spoons and creating familiar or fantastic new characters began in the Berkshire village of Winnersh.

A local woman wanted to cheer up her town – and a friend of a friend saw the images on Facebook, setting up Australia’s first Spoony spot in Longwarry, east of Melbourne.

The rest is history – and it’s in fact created a rush on wooden utensils in communities across the nation.

That’s why Moorabool Online is proud to sponsor a Spoonville display at the front of Bacchus Marsh Village Shopping Centre -and another at Ballan.

In Bacchus Marsh Spoonville craft kits are available free to families from the centre’s management office.  

“We’re proud to help spread the joy of Spoonville these school holidays,” Moorabool Online’s Nathan Dunlop said.

“We were fortunate to be able to source a large number of wooden utensils – and its our way of saying thankyou to the community for embracing our news outlet and staying patient during lockdown.

“It gives children a creative outlet and a way of brightening up the streetscape.”

SPOONVILLE is at The Village! 🥄💚Located in the planter box out the front of The Coffee Club on Main Street, Bacchus…

Posted by The Village Bacchus Marsh on Sunday, 20 September 2020

In Ballan Noddy’s Cottage (within the Ballan Hotel complex) has been turning heads in the centre of town.

Moorabool Online is also proud to help make this happen.

Head into the shop, check out the great giftware, and you can collect a free spoon to take home and decorate. Worldwide there are now almost 200 officially registered Spoonvilles – and countless more that are yet to be added to the list.  Check it out here:

Image: On Tap Liquor – Ballan

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