Oops ... we missed our 150th

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EX­CITE­MENT could be felt in the air in Charleville over the week­end, be­cause it’s not ev­ery day a town turns 150.

It’s even more rare to hit the mile­stone twice, thanks to a small er­ror in the records.

Alas, two birthdays are bet­ter than one, so Charleville went all-out, to the theme of “oops, we missed it” on what will for­ever be known as it’s 150th and 153rd birth­day.

Events be­gan on Thurs­day evening with bare­foot bowls at Charleville Bowls Club, and a new pho­tog­ra­phy ex­hi­bi­tion, Mur­weh Through My Eyes, at the Mulga Lands Gallery.

Satur­day was the day for dress­ing up and par­ty­ing down, when Mor­ven Race­course held its an­nual race meet.

But all of that ex­cite­ment was only a pre­lude to the main event: the Fur Ball.

PHOTO: JORJA MCDON­NELL

TURN­ING 150, TWICE: Cut­ting the cake at the Fur Ball.

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