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Fun and ‘Christmas in July’ at Whiporie

Clarence Valley Ramblers Motorhome Chapter held their Christmas in July at Whiporie with 62 members arriving to enjoy a fun packed weekend of good food, games and of course much laughter. Visitors from Ballina, Murwillumbah and the South Coast joined in the fun. We also welcomed new members Denise & Brian McInerney from Ballina & Jan & Keith Brodie from Waterview Heights to the mob.
A trailer load of wood, and a spit roast, with Dave & Bob, in charge of cooking the meats and keeping the fire tendered kept those boys out of trouble all day. The hall was set up, with some members having a trading table and selling some items. Nola donated a yummy Christmas theme cake for our raffle which was made from all things chocolate, the lucky winner was Lorraine Seale.
Finska saw visitor, Ralph take out the winner’s prize, while Belinda was the Christmas quiz winner with a box of chocolates.
Saturday we held a disc bowls competition with 16 teams. The winning team was Marg Sherlock, Slim & Elaine Faulkner, with runners up Peter Sykes, Judy Boatswain & Mick. All winning boxed chocolates or chocolate bags. The popular ‘grocery grab’ was hotly contested and won by Veronica Salmon.
Saturday lunch was a variety of soups and crusty bread, while Saturday evening we had our Christmas feast. This was followed by Marlene’s special Christmas pudding and a huge array of yummy sweets. Dianne made mull wine which was gone in a blink of an eye.
After leftovers for lunch Sunday, it was time to clean the hall, pack up and head home to prepare for next month’s adventure.
Please make a note on your calendar for August Saturday 12 at Grafton Greyhound Track, Cranworth Street, Grafton. This is where you will find the biggest range of items, at the lowest prices ever at our huge garage sale to raise funds for Westpac Helicopter. Sausage sandwiches, tea and coffee will be available. Gates open 7.30am till 3.0pm. Please tell your friends and bring your trailer, your money and a big smile. You won’t believe the prices; we want to sell everything we have on the day.
Carol Randall

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