Singing Silver Foxes
IN honour of the Country Women’s Association’s (CWA) Awareness Day, Berrigan CWA members hosted the Silver Fox Barbershop Quartet last week.
The four member group arrived last Thursday and spent several days touring Berrigan, Cobram, Tocumwal and Finley.
On Friday morning they visited Berrigan, sharing songs with the students of St Columba’s before entertaining groups and individuals at Amaroo Aged Care and Berrigan Hospital.
Some lucky residents and patients even received a personal rendition of favourite songs in their own rooms.
After a musical lunch at ‘ The Beach Cafe’ in Cobram/Barooga, the entertain- ment continued Ottrey House.
It was then back to Berrigan on Friday night for dinner at the Federal Hotel.
The men sang in the dining area, drew the raffles, and in the bar everyone joined them in singing The Battle Hymn of the Republic.
Michael and Kate Hawkins were having a Hawkins family gathering in the dining room, and received a beautiful rendition of Happy Birthday to Michael.
On Saturday, the quartet enjoyed the experience of singing to the stall holders and public at the Tocumwal Farmer’s Market.
Lunch was followed by more music at The Veranda Cafe in Finley and later at Berriquin Nursing Home.
An evening of light entertainment at the
at Berrigan Memorial Hall on Saturday night was then enjoyed by more than 100 dinner guests.
Silver Fox members were also impressed with the singing of local canine ‘Wolfie’, accompanied by Max Whittacker from Finley.
Young local talent in Joshua Barrett shone on the clarinet and later joined with aunt Colleen Rockcliff in a clever interpretation of modern dance to the tune of ‘Three Blue Mice’.
The evening concluded with the crowd joining Colleen in singing the National Anthem.
Members of the CWA would like to thank the community for the warm welcome and support shown to Silver Fox during their stay.