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2020 Christmas Dinner

Wonderful Wangary Wonderland (again!)

2020 Christmas Dinner

Wonderful Wangary Wonderland (again!)

What a great way to start the festive season!  With the recent concerns around COVID -19 in the Adelaide metro area, we came to realise just how lucky we are to live in the Lower Eyre Peninsula region, and that we could celebrate yet another end of the year Christmas Luncheon. 


Just how good was it?  Ninety two people came to enjoy.  With the current restrictions we were allowed 100 people, which meant 8 people not only missed a great meal, but missed the raffle draws as well!

We had an interesting start to the day. We were going to be early, but my navigator decided to navigate to Mc Donalds for a coffee en route, which meant we were the third car to arrive. The beauty of being early is watching the cars arrive. Spectacular stuff!  Then arrives “Lucky” in the plum (pink) Ford, and as he entered the oval his foot slips off the clutch and he burnt a little grass!  Heard from among the WAGS  ….   ”If he is getting old and can’t handle it, maybe Annette should drive!”.

We were steered through the day by President Rick Price and Neville Will, with not much help from the Public Address system.  But, just how good did the Wangary ladies do?   With the current restrictions in seating they made good use of the hall and the foyer areas, and with spectacular decorations, we had just the right atmosphere.


As usual the meal served was beyond what most people would expect. With the quantity and quality above what you would normally experience in a commercial venue.  The price was the icing on the cake, substantially subsidised by the Lincoln Auto Club. Great Christmas fare indeed! Everyone was happy, and I was not the only person not to have sweets!



The surprises kept coming. During the meal we had a number of raffle draws, the lucky winners were:

EYRE FUEL VOUCHERS: Marlene Hanchant, and Leon Newman

WINE (bottle): Barry Laws, Helen Phillips, Bruce Seaton, Deb Will, Heather Ellis, Jean Kerley, Scott Burdett, Phil Trezise, Brian Fiegert, Helen Lockwood, and Elaine Price. My thanks to “Pinno” for recording the winners, and apologies if I misspelled your name.

The day concluded with the usual inspection of cars. Everything from Mick and Dianne Hart’s ’59 El Camino to Povey’s yellow MGB.  From a show and shine point of view, after looking at the shiny chrome V8, I couldn’t help but wonder why Pove was reluctant to lift the bonnet of the MG.

A great day enjoyed by all, and may thanks to our organisers, and to the Lake Wangary ladies.


Thank you to Des Boyce for the report and Karen Miels for the photos.