There was a big turnout for Tatura All Saints charity afternoon on Thursday despite the gloomy weather.
More than 100 people, including many district nursing home residents, turned up for the fun afternoon.
The afternoon, held to thank the many volunteers and organisations who had worked so hard in the community for the benefit of Tatura, featured music by John and Glenda Kreisfeld along with a fashion parade.
Guild spokesperson Phyl Bramley invited people to ‘‘wear a smile and a 1960s look’’.
She said the person judged the most appropriate was presented with a sash and prize by Country Women’s Association guest Merle Krause. The winner was Lois Van Heek.
As well as glamour girls strutting their stuff on the catwalk in their 1960s gear, there was a guest appearance from Australia’s favourite marsupial, the kangaroo.
Mrs Bramley said in an afternoon of highlights Reverend Jude and Bill Craven stole the show.
Prizes were given out during the afternoon, with tickets in a large hamper, generously donated by Unilever, keenly sought after.
Tatura Milk Industries provided tasty cheeses for all to enjoy.
Mrs Bramley thanked all involved in setting up for the event, specially Rob Cruickshank, who did all the heavy lifting the day before.
‘‘Proceeds from the afternoon were split four ways between Tatura Fire Brigade, Tatura Hospital and Parkvilla, Tatura SES and Tatura Community House,’’ she said.
Fashionistas: Jillian Earl, Barb Halliwell (compere), Ursula Weitacher, Lois Van Heek, Phyl Bramley (organiser), Glenda McLeod and (front) Skippy’ Rev Jude Benton, at Thursday’s All Saints charity afternoon.
Hoppy: Reverend Jude Benton does her best kangaroo impersonation.
Fun time: Marg Davies, Carolyn Snyder and Olive Stammers.