Yarrawonga Chronicle

100 years young

- BY EMMA PRIOR

Popular Yarrawonga Mulwala RSL member Harold Whignell celebrated his 100th birthday recently, with not one but two celebratio­ns.

Harold was born in Murchison Victoria on October 15, 1921, where he later worked in many areas of the workforce including in a general store, post office, as a member of the Air Force, Water Bailiffs and Reservoir keeper.

Throughout his life Harold was married twice and has five stepchildr­en. In 1979 he decided to make the move to Yarrawonga before leaving in 1990 and later returning in 1995.

Harold is a well-known and very popular local identity who has been a member of the Yarrawonga/Mulwala RSL for over 50 years which is why it was with great pleasure that the current and immediate past President and committee members alongside some of his friends, welcomed Harold to ClubMulwal­a for a well-deserved celebratio­n lunch on Thursday, October 14.

Although his actual birthday was on the Friday, where a celebratio­n was also held at Bentley-Woods Yarrawonga where Harold now resides, his friends at the RSL decided to get in early and make a start to the celebratio­ns.

To see Harold, you would never guess his correct age so what keeps him so spritely at 100 years of age?

“I’ve walked a lot and sport is important,” Harold said. “Having good family values and trying to win tattslotto has also helped me. Also never hold a grudge and have a sense of humour.”

 ?? ?? 100-year-old Harold Whignell celebrated his milestone birthday recently with friends and members of the Yarrawonga Mulwala RSL SubBranch.
100-year-old Harold Whignell celebrated his milestone birthday recently with friends and members of the Yarrawonga Mulwala RSL SubBranch.

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