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Celebrating 125 years Lawrence Public Hall

3rd June, 2017 at 11am • Everybody Welcome

The Lawrence Hall will celebrate its 125th anniversary on Saturday June 3, with a huge array of displays and entertainment.
The celebrations at the hall will commence at 11am and finish at 4.30pm.
An official ceremony will take place at 1pm and will be attended by Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan, State Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis and Clarence Valley mayor Jim Simmons.
The cutting of the 125th birthday cake will take place at 3pm.
Event organiser Lorna Reeves said there would be a large display of memorabilia from bygone years, set up in the hall.
“Representatives from several organisations will also be attending,” Mrs Reeves said.
“The RSL will be here [to acknowledge the honour rolls which are housed in the hall], Westpac Bank who used to have a Bank of NSW agency in the hall and Sunshine Sugar will have a display on the cane industry.
“We will also have a ‘reading room’ set up. Years ago the papers used to come to Lawrence by riverboat and people would come to the hall to read them.
“Entertainment will be provided throughout the day by the over 50’s musical group ‘The Tempomentals’ and the line dancers will also have a display.”
“Ross Macleod from The Garden Shed, will have bells and saddles on display and there will be a book launch on the history of the Lawrence Hall.”
Other displays and groups will include: The Lawrence Museum, Bluff Point Quilters, vintage cars and bikes, Lawrence area over 50’s group, the Lawrence school and pre-school, SES and Fire Brigade, the churches of Lawrence, mobile library, the Hearing Australia bus, old farm machinery, the First Fleeters group and an old wooden boat.
A barbecue lunch will be available along with tea, coffee and cakes inside the hall.
Children’s entertainment will include a jumping castle and face painting.


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