Cup lunch and parade benefits community
NINETY guests packed the hall at the Brunswick District Bowling Club last week for the club’s annual Melbourne Cup lunch.
Club vice president Kerry Moore said the event was a great success.
“This event really brings people from all walks of the community together,” she said.
“And it’s lovely to see a lot of visitors here today too.”
Guests were treated to a three-course lunch, sweeps, raffles, spot prizes and a fashion parade organised by Bunbury’s St Vincent de Paul op shop.
Mrs Moore said it was great to see the return of the fashion parade, because there had not been one at last year’s event.
She said the decision to have secondhand fashion for the parade had been a winner.
“I think they did a fabulous job,” Mrs Moore said of the St Vincent de Paul “models”.
Manager at the Bunbury shop Marie Van Bruchen said the unique thing about the clothing from the ‘Vinnie’s on Arthur’ store was that it was all boutique brands.
She said this made it a high fashion parade but with an affordable price -tag, and she had arranged for the outfits worn by the models to be available for purchase at the event.
“It was a great day and a fantastic time was had by all,” Mrs Van Bruchen said.
“The best thing is that all the money raised through our Vinnie’s stores goes to fund programs for welfare and for the homeless.”
Nie Archer, of Kingston, Kaye Scott, of Australind, Roberta Treasure, of Brunswick, Vanessa Baldwin, of Bunbury, Kate Fitzpatrick, of Bunbury, and Marie Van Bruchen, of Bunbury, show off their style at the fashion parade.
Janet Coles, Chrissie Campbell, Fay Fisher and Marie Van Bruchen, all of Bunbury.
Lorraine and Allen McDonald, of Australind.
Sheila Baker and Lorraine Cantwell, of Eaton.
Teresa Battista, from Delianuova in Italy, and Teresa Ietto, of Australind.
Trish Seaton, of Kingston, and Faye Ford, from Melbourne.
Josephine Dalton and Irene Pearce, of Brunswick.
Alister McFarland and Bernie Seaton, of Kingston.
Angela Princi, of Brunswick, with Freda Ietto and Mary Trimboli, of Australind.