Quite a large crowd gathered for the official celebration of the 47th birthday of the Bordertown Over 50’s, held on August 31.
President Joan gave a warm welcome to everyone who was present, with a special welcome to the Mayor, Graham Excell, his wife Cheryl and Councillor Diana Penniment.
There were apologies from 5 of our members, and also from Lyn Possingham from Kingston, Edenhope, Kingston, Naracoorte and
Pinaroo Seniors Clubs, and Anne Champness, CEO of the Tatiara Council. There were visitors present from Bordertown CWA, Bordertown Probus, Bordertown Aged Care, Keith Seniors, Serviceton CWA and Kaniva Seniors.
Happy birthday was sung to Maryke Krop.
The cake ceremony was then performed. Joyce McCallum lit the candles, Dawn Baldock fanned them out and Diedre Phelps cut the cake. The cake had been baked and beautifully decorated by Josie Inglis.
Joan then introduced Joanne Packer, who had brought students from Mundulla Primary School and some from Bordertown High School to entertain us.
Two girls, Mia and Serenity, as announcers, introduced Daniel Obst playing the piano as the first item. This was followed by a six piece band playing “Indigo Rock”.
A short amusing skit “Oh My Gallstones” by Mia and Daniel was next, followed by Caleb Patterson on saxophone, playing “Do-Re-Mi” and “Farewell, Goodbye”, very skillfully.
Next, Kahli Lock, Hayley Treloar and Kayla Morris sang with a 5 piece brass band, and teacher Emily Moxon on drums, “Eye of the Tiger” and “All that Jazz”.
Mia and Serenity told a couple of very funny jokes, which was followed by a piano solo by James King.
Then a large choir of Mundulla Primary School students, with Joanne Packer conducting, sang 3 of the songs that they will be singing in a massed choir in the “South East Primary School Music Festival” at Mount Gambier in October.
James Patterson on saxophone played “It Must Have Been Moonglow” followed by James playing on electric guitar with Jordan Tsaousoglou on drums.
Kahli returned to sing, with recorded music, “Can’t Help Falling in Love” and “Landslide” in her clear, sweet voice.
Finally Jordan returned to play on clarinet “I’m Going to Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter” and “An Orange Coloured Sky”.
This completed a delightful program, showcasing the wealth of junior talent in the district.
At the next meeting on September 14, the Nhill accordion band will come to entertain us, and the hostesses will be Wendy Twigden, Ronda Noack and Peg Milne.