Car collectors stage a Biggest Morning Tea for the Cancer Council

Members of the Auto Collectors Club of Murray Bridge have got together for a good cause.

This post was contributed by Graham Edwards of the Auto Collectors Club of Murray Bridge.

Thirty-eight Auto Collectors Club of Murray Bridge members have congregated at the home of members June and Terry Mabbitt for the club’s yearly fundraiser for the Cancer Council, following a 12-month break because of the COVID outbreak.

In perfect weather on Sunday, March 14, members greeted each other in the backyard of the Mabbitts on Ross Road, Murray Bridge, where members viewed some of the 18 old and modern cars that members travelled in.

The 10 classics created the most interest.

With the initial chit chat and viewing complete, it was time for members to assemble in June and Terry’s large outdoor area, suitably arranged to meet current COVID regulations.

After members had found their tables and chairs, life member Lyn West opened proceedings by welcoming all present to the gathering and outlining the day’s proceedings, including the serving of the morning tea and a midday sausage sizzle.

To celebrate the Biggest Morning Tea, individual plates of jam and cream scones were served – and were they delicious – followed by tea and coffee.

During this, Ms West outlined the collection point for donations, from which a grand total of $240 was raised.

Something different this year was a display of items of interest made or collected by ACCMB members, ranging from paintings, dolls, jewellry and craft items to enameled car badges, rocks, a “piston broke” trophy and a collection of working scaled steam engines and trains.

The engine and train display exhibit was put together by members Jan and her brother Milton Hall, having been inherited from their late father, Kenneth Hall.

These models were scaled down, working models which Ken totally built – a magnificent display of workmanship.

Following morning tea and the viewing of the rooms of display items, the sausage sizzle took place with members receiving their meals, cooked to perfection.

With the afternoon drawing to a close, past president and life member John Courtney thanked June and Terry Mabbitt, Lyn and Tom West and Myra Wright for their involvement in the staging of another great get-together.

The ACCMB, like must other clubs and organisations, hopes to resume its monthly meetings and outings in the future.

Prospective members are welcome to attend monthly meetings.

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