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ABOVE: Looking glamorous are Judy Abbott and Margaret Stallard, who won Best Dressed. Image: Contributed.

All the fun Ladies Oaks Day…but at Yamba

ABOVE: Looking glamorous are Judy Abbott and Margaret Stallard, who won Best Dressed. Image: Contributed.
ABOVE: Looking glamorous are Judy Abbott and Margaret Stallard, who won Best Dressed. Image: Contributed.

 

Fun and lots of it was the order of the day last Thursday, November 3 at Yamba Ladies Bowls.
Members and guests entered into the spirit of Ladies Oaks Day at Flemington to dress up, hat up and roll up for a great day. Ladies took the opportunity to don their finery (in some cases their not-so-finery).
The prize for the Most Fascinating Fascinator was snared by Clerk of the Course, Lyn Olsson. Lyn was very vigilant throughout the running of the morning’s events, handing out chocolate penalties for unconventional behaviour and rewards for those showing initiative and skill.
The prize for Best Dressed went to the very elegant Margaret Stallard, a most welcome guest from Maclean, while our very own Ros Moore took out the Glamour Queen of the Green in her pink number.
Also in fine form was Clarice the Clacker, aka Chair of Selection, Sonia Graham. Clarice fulfilled the role admirably, equipped as she was with her tote bag, tickets and clock. She even had several brood mares and a few fillies in tow.
There were also several very promising jockeys showcasing their skills. President Robyn McPherson did not fall off her hobby horse at all, which was an achievement in itself, while Sue in Silks (Sue Lindsay) stole the show and won Most Original on course.
Special mention must go to Nonna Judy Abbott, who astounded all by not tripping on her skirt, despite that she kept showing off with her knees-up routine.
Vices, Kaye Mason and Bev Shatte worked hard to ensure the success of the day and our very sociable Social Committee members, Cheryl Deveney and Raels McKibbin did a wonderful job in decorating the tables.
Many others also put in much time and effort to help the day run smoothly.
It was terrific to welcome some visitors from Woombah and Maclean who joined us, and we hope they and others will be back next year. They featured prominently among the winners of raffles and sweeps, so that might help!
Craig and his team again provided just the right luncheon food for the occasion, and all enjoyed the delicious hot and cold finger foods.
Of course, there was also some frivolous bowls played during the morning, with a box draw for triples. However, it proved very challenging at times, with the Clerk of the Course, Lynn, frequently varying the playing conditions. Some unique delivery styles were on show, especially when bowling with the non-usual hand.
Winners were Raels McKibbin, Gloria Davis and Judy Button. Runners up went to Jan Stamp, Barb Cross and President Margaret Stallard (Maclean), while Jenny Ridgway, Carol Casement and Denise Burey took home the consolation bucks.
Members are reminded that the next quarterly meeting will be held on Monday, November 15.
Wendy Ballantyne

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