Singing Sil­ver Foxes

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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.

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