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Golden Oldies Jazz It Up

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Colleen Hurley won the Best Dressed award

November 13, 2014

Almost 200 “gangsters” and “flappers” took over the Welfare Hall at Cherbourg recently in a revival of 1920s style.

The 24th annual “Golden Oldies” day held at Cherbourg on November 1 had a 1920s theme.

Golden Oldies is for the over-50s only. It began at Cherbourg 24 years ago when some elders in the community decided they were tired of only catching up with old friends at funerals.

They decided to organise an event once a year to celebrate life and friendship.

People with links to Cherbourg now come from all over Queensland every year to enjoy a lunch and celebration.

This year music was performed on stage by Les Collins – who hadn’t sung at Cherbourg for 40 years – along with Andy O’Chin and Muddy Flats.

Sandra Morgan, who has been on the organising committee for Golden Oldies since the very first one, said planning would now have to start for next year’s 25th anniversary Golden Oldies.

[Photos: The Ration Shed]

The Beaudesert mob ... from Mununjali Jymbilung

Lyn Lip with Aunty Ada Simpson

Charlie Chambers II aka "Al Capone"

Back row, Jeanette, Eileen and Marion Brown; front row, Mary Bird and Cecil Brown Snr

Dorothy Anderson

Hughie Kirk Snr

The Burringilly Gang from Woodridge

The Maryborough-Hervey Bay Mob ... from Kal'ang Respite Care Centre


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2 Responses to Golden Oldies Jazz It Up

  1. Jeanette Brown

    It was a lovely and enjoyable day. Can’t wait for next year’s 25th.

  2. Doreen Punch

    Our clients always enjoy coming every year . Thanks also to Grace for involving us in the Breast Cancer Awareness Project .