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Ladies’ day run takes car collectors to Langhorne Creek
The Auto Collectors Club of Murray Bridge has visited Frank Potts Reserve and the Oasis Gardens Restaurant and Function Centre.
This post was contributed by Graham Edwards.
With the Auto Collectors Club of Murray Bridge’s successful golden anniversary celebrations now part of its history, the time has come to get on with life and stage the club’s traditional ladies’ day outing.
Members met at their Johnstone Park clubrooms to register and receive run directions and quiz sheets from organiser Brenda Cowie.
With the formal part done and dusted, 17 members in eight vehicles blasted off towards their morning tea destination at picturesque Frank Potts Reserve, on the outskirts of Langhorne Creek.
On arrival, the convoy was able to park among the gum trees of the reserve, along the rear bank of the Bremer River that meanders past Langhorne Creek.
As members set up for morning tea, life member Maureen Edwards announced the 80th birthday of her “long-time husband”, Graham, and invited all present to share a delicious cake suitably decorated by McCue’s Bakery, placed on a table in front of his beloved black Zephyr and cut by Mr Edwards as the group sang Happy Birthday.
Following morning tea and the taking of traditional photos for the club’s history records, members again started their engines and headed for the Oasis Gardens Restaurant and Function Centre at nearby Belvedere.
Situated in the heart of the wine-growing region, at the end of a driveway lined with palm trees, the modern function centre is surrounded by lush, fertile tropical gardens which were specifically designed to offer a place of refuge away from the busy pressures of life and provide the perfect backdrop, including a cascading waterfall and large spacious lawn area, for any event.
Members alighted from their vehicles, checked in, donned masks and were shown to their seats by the polite restaurant staff.
Much chit-chat took place among the jovial group during a two-course meal with a couple of drinks.
Following lunch, it was back into the gardens, where Ms Cowie gave the answers to her daily quiz.
She was followed by president Claude Minge, who thanked her for organising yet another great ladies’ day and thanked all for coming, wishing everyone a safe return to their respective homes.
More information: autocollectorsmurraybridge.com.
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