Seniors celebrate 46-years of friends

CELEBRATING: Helen Howlett cuts the 46th birthday cake.

CELEBRATING: Helen Howlett cuts the 46th birthday cake.

Crookwell Senior Citizens celebrated being 46 years young on November 29.

Each year, the club celebrates its birthday with a beautiful iced cake, made by Rita Beattie.

The honour of cutting the cake this year was given to Helen Howlett by President Alma Corkhill.

Alma described Helen as being, “A real hard working member who arrives at the club each Wednesday at 11am to get the hall ready for the afternoon games.”

“All prizes that members compete for each week are all in place because of Helen.”

Mrs Corkhill said her job was made “so much easier” due to Helen.

The membership of the club sits around 30 people. Anyone over 55 is invited to attend with males most welcome. Each Wednesday they play euchre, dominoes or hoy.

The afternoon teas are supplied by either Reta Beatie or Heather Ball on a rotational roster. To take part in the activities with afternoon tea included is only $3. 

To become a member of the club annually, is also a small charge of $5.

The Crookwell Seniors have been meeting at the building since 1980 and previous to this they used the Crookwell CWA rooms and the Horse and Hound hotel.

Currently their building is being used by Viewhaven Lodge for ‘Meet up’ and Geraldine Johnson for exercise classes. They also rent the building for special events.

There modern kitchen is available.

They are looking forward to the Christmas luncheon next Wednesday.