Celebrating Melbourne Cup in style

STYLE: Lady of the day at the Melbourne Cup day celebrations was Pauline Thomson.

STYLE: Lady of the day at the Melbourne Cup day celebrations was Pauline Thomson.

The Horsham East Ladies Probus Club celebrated Melbourne Cup day in style, with its annual fashion parade and lunch.

FUN: Nola Bellinger and Trish Reinheimer get into the Melbourne Cup spirit at the Horsham East Ladies Probus luncheon.

FUN: Nola Bellinger and Trish Reinheimer get into the Melbourne Cup spirit at the Horsham East Ladies Probus luncheon.

Four visitors were amongst the gathering for the annual fashion parade, conducted by Kouture by Kaz.

The club celebrated Australia’s greatest race with awards for lady of the day and the prettiest hat and members also enjoyed a few Melbourne Cup frivolities.

PRETTY: Horsham East Ladies Probus member Rene Vivian won the award for the prettiest hat.

PRETTY: Horsham East Ladies Probus member Rene Vivian won the award for the prettiest hat.

Eleven members will celebrate birthdays during the month of November and are all wished many very happy returns of their particular day.

Five members modelled colourful casuals through to smart afternoon wear.

There was a lot of cruise friendly cottons featured in the parade – appropriate as quite a few of our girls will travel to Tasmania later this month with other fellow Probians.

Jewellery accessorised the outfits.

Karen King compered the fashions giving a firsthand view and detail of the fabrics, etc.

The RSL room was brightly decorated in jockey’s silks, racing memorbilla, and beautiful roses.

Some members dressed as jockeys, and a bookie, plus a steward for a “weigh in”  – all good fun.

A trivia quiz drew on a good recall of past history of the cup and was enjoyed by all, with a display board of posters helping with answers for those who browsed.

Lady of the day was Pauline Thomson, whilst Rene Vivian won the award for the prettiest hat. 

The lucky door prize was won by Lois Yates.

Next month, December, will be our Christmas luncheon to be held at Sylvania Park.

The guest speaker at our February meeting will discuss the topic of road rules.  

Diary

Wednesday, November 15:  meeting at the weir to hear Lance Netherway tell of his involvement with local dairy farming and the Wimmera Mallee Catchment and Murray Darling Basin.

Shared afternoon tea, bring your own coffee mug and thermos if possible.

Start time is 1.45pm.   

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