Mount George Memos: Cup day and Christmas

Three of our Red Cross Club members attended the Melbourne Cup luncheon at Tinonee. It was a great day full of fun, friendship and fantastic food. Every one of our little group came home with a win from the sweeps. In fact, despite the fact she was not able to attend, Lorraine Gibson even won one of the sweeps thanks to Kitty Tisdell securing her horses. Joyce Moore was our biggest winner, taking out a prize in the raffle and collecting on the sweeps.

My thrill was being asked to judge the best dressed lady in the fashion stakes and the most appealing hat in the parade – not an easy task. The colour theme was blue and yellow. I am sure if you check Tinonee news in this paper you will see the winners in all their glory as Pam Muxlow is an ardent shutter-bug and takes great snaps.

We all enjoyed seeing friends from other Red  Cross clubs and branches. We also made new friends who came along from outside the Red Cross family. We told everyone about our club’s Christmas function at the Mount George Hall on December 12, and that we’d love to see them there. The children from the local school will perform their Christmas concert at the event. 

You are quite welcome to come along and join in with us and our out of town friends to see the children perform and join in our luncheon, our hamper raffle, lucky door prizes and other fun. You will be most welcome and well fed. 

If you would like to hear some of the old history of the Mount George area go along to the Wingham Museum at 2.30pm on Saturday, November 18, for the launch of a new book by a local author. Eric Richardson OAM, will launch the book, A Story of Mount George, which will be on sale at the museum after the ceremony. If you wish to buy a copy at a later date it will be on sale at the museum while stocks last.

I hear it will be of interest to anyone who has any links with Mount George or an interest in the local history. Afternoon tea will be served after the ceremony so do come along and see if there are any skeletons in your cupboard.