Another Wangary Wonderland
The day for our LAC Christmas lunch at the Marble Range Community Sports Club arrived and the weather was kind to us.
On arrival we were ushered onto the oval in orderly fashion by Pascal to facilitate viewing and photography. There were dozens of magnificent vehicles on show, some of which had rarely, and in some cases never before been seen at a Club event. A real treat for car lovers.
As in past years the decorations were exquisite and the room was set up for 130 guests who were ready for fun and good food. We were certainly not disappointed.
The decorated hall soon filled with members entering into the Christmas spirit.
Table numbers were drawn out of a hat (or maybe a bowl) to determine in which order we would visit the bain-marie for our first course. This consisted of roast turkey and pork, leg ham off the bone and every beautiful vegetable imaginable, with accompaniments of gravy, apple and cranberry sauce. Wow! MC’s Neville Will and Geoff Phillips maintained control of the orderly queue.
One particular member of the table chosen to go first returned with his plate only to find his cutlery had been stolen. This didn’t deter him as he was seen cautiously attacking his meal with his fingers. Thanks to Kym Anderson his cutlery was soon located, all in good humour.
Our President, Ian, welcomed us all and thanked the Marble Range ladies to rapturous applause. Ian noted the large turnout was and indication of the substantial increase in the number of members currently in the Club. He also spoke about coming events and encouraged members to continue their support of activities organised by the Club.
This was followed by the drawing of the free raffle tickets handed to the guests on their arrival. Pauline Karutz was celebrating her birthday (we are not saying which one, nor are we identifying who dobbed her in), so was invited to draw the lucky numbers. 12 lucky people each went away with a bottle of Lincoln Estates wine donated by the Lincoln Auto Club.
After the main course the Marble Range ladies presented a beautiful array of Christmas sweets including Christmas pudding (of course), trifle, fruit salad and other delicacies served with cream and ice-cream, followed by tea, coffee and a variety of slices.
It was a really fantastic day, beautiful weather, a leisurely cruise in the classics, a scrumptious Christmas dinner, all in a friendly social gathering. That’s what it’s all about.
Article contributed by Mr & Mrs Anonymous. Some piccies by Ross Allen.
View more photos of individual vehicles by visiting the Club Gallery