Auto Collectors Club of Murray Bridge holds Cancer Council fundraiser
Club members have gathered at the Mabbitts' house for a Biggest Morning Tea and a sausage sizzle.
This post was contributed by Graham Edwards.
The Auto Collectors Club of Murray Bridge has held an annual Biggest Morning Tea and sausage sizzle to raise funds for the Cancer Council.
There were a few early birds arriving at June and Terry Mabbitt’s home for the event.
Members drifted in from about 10.30am to 11.30am on Sunday.
Plates of scones were laid out ready and it wasn’t long before people tucked in and helped themselves to tea or coffee.
At about 10.45am club life member Lyn West addressed the group with a welcome, thanked the Mabbitts for providing their wonderful venue, asked those who wished to donate to the Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea and introduced members to a “tea-rivia” quiz.
Answers were marked and three winners were announced late in the morning.
The winners, who were awarded with a block of chocolate each, were Mary and Ian Rowley; Avril Gartrell and Brett Zastera; and Steve Sim.
A display board of photographs of vehicles – and people – from the past was on show and created much interest and conversation by members.
The morning went by very pleasantly and everyone appeared to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.
A total of $275 was raised for the Cancer Council.
Ms West thanked everyone who donated, those who provided the photographs and June Mabbitt for helping put the toppings on the scones.
Meanwhile, Terry Mabbitt, assisted by life member Tom West, cooked up a swag of sausages and onions on the backyard barbecue.
These were served up on a slice of bread, with sauce, by Ms Mabbitt, Ms West and Vicki Courtney and were much appreciated by all, judging by the lull of voices while everyone was eating.
Another quiz was handed out by Ms Mabbitt during the afternoon.
The winners of the quiz will be presented with the Sausage Sizzle Trophy at the club presentation dinner in June.
Vice president John Courtney took advantage of a lull in proceedings to offer a thank you to the Mabbitts, along with the Wests, for a well orchestrated and enjoyable event.
As he did at the previous year’s sausage sizzle, Mr Mabbitt had an array of second-hand books in his shed.
The books were on offer to all takers and there were a few members who took up the offer, with Mr Mabbitt telling Ms West later that he wondered if people were adding to his collection.
That’s the trouble with books.
I think they quietly breed on the shelves.
After a very enjoyable day, when everyone had a relaxed opportunity to catch up, chat, mix and mingle, members gradually drifted off home or to do other things.
The organisers thanked everyone who joined in to make it a successful event.
More information: Contact Trevor Wehrman on 0437 815 782 or Graham Edwards on 0428 813 070, or visit autocollectorsmurraybridge.com.
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