South Bur­nett Parkin­son’s Sup­port Group

South Burnett Times - - LIFE | COMMUNITY DIARY - — Car­men Emery-Strathdee

THE Parkin­son’s year has passed by quickly and on Mon­day, Novem­ber 26, it wrapped up with a mem­o­rable Christ­mas party at the Mur­gon Unit­ing Church hall.

It was an­other fun-filled, happy oc­ca­sion, with 22 peo­ple in at­ten­dance.

Visi­tors and in­vited guests in­cluded Delma (Cinnabar), Jean (Woolooga), Neville (Mur­gon) and Deputy Mayor Kathy.

A hearty two-course meal was served by the ladies from the Mur­gon Her­itage and Dairy Mu­seum. Ex­tras in­cluded a re­fresh­ing punch and a va­ri­ety of nib­bles. The ta­bles were dec­o­rated with mainly green, white, sil­ver and a touch of red in Christ­mas theme.

Neville stepped in as the en­ter­tainer for Tom when Tom was un­able to at­tend. Thank you Neville for your friend­li­ness and en­thu­si­asm. He played a va­ri­ety of songs on his pi­ano ac­cor­dion for our en­joy­ment be­fore lunch was served.

A PD Christ­mas party al­ways in­cludes lots of prizes and this year there were lucky chairs, lucky num­bers and guess­ing bot­tles.

Car­men cre­ated an­other orig­i­nal trivia quiz and Deputy Mayor Kathy

was cho­sen as the of­fi­cial un­bi­ased judge. Kathy was “amazed” by the an­swers, with the lit­tle drum­mer boy said to re­side on Per­cus­sion St.

The en­ter­tain­ment con­tin­ued af­ter lunch with Car­men’s yearly poem and some joke-shar­ing time (jokes sup­plied by Mer­ri­lyn). The never-be­fore-seen Merry Won­ders de­lighted the au­di­ence by singing the Slim­mers’ Christ­mas Carol (Tune: Santa Claus is Com­ing to

Town). Thanks Mer­ri­lyn, Peg and Wanda. There is such un­tapped tal­ent in our group.

To con­tinue the smiles fur­ther, Kathy had each per­son sing a tune as they col­lected their Christ­mas present. Gary’s be­lated 60th birth­day was cel­e­brated and Cyn­thia pre­sented him with a dec­o­rated cake. As there were no matches any­where to be found, we just pre­tended the six can­dles were burn­ing brightly.

Af­ter all the ex­cite­ment of an­other Christ­mas party the group is in re­cess un­til Fe­bru­ary 2019 so we can all re­cover.

Car­men on 5486 1268 and Dar­ryl on 4168 3116 will still be on board to take any in­quiries from in­ter­ested per­sons.

PHOTO: CON­TRIBUTED

FES­TIVE: Car­men Emery-Strathdee, from South Bur­nett Parkin­son's Sup­port Group, with Deputy Mayor Kathy Duff.

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