Croquet club enjoys 90th celebrations

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Celebrations of the Awamoa Croquet Club’s 90th year continued with a fun day at the Awamoa Gardens Club lawns yesterday following Sunday’s afternoon tea.

Players of varying ability and ages attended locally and from as far as Ashburton, playing golf croquet and association croquet in fine conditions.

” We sent out flyers to all clubs,” said club president Ann Weir.

“We’ve got people from Dunedin, right as far as Ashburton and clubs from Timaru, Waimate and our own players, I think we’ve got about 40 to 50 players playing golf croquet and association croquet.”

Mrs Weir said the afternoon tea and entertainment on Sunday was enjoyed by all in attendance.

“We had a lovely afternoon, a very nice afternoon, our elderly life member was there an everybody remembered her and she had a lovely day, we had fun.” she said.

“Mike Mitchell entertained us, he sang and plays the guitar, I did a brief history of the club, it was just asocial occasion to mark the 90th anniversary.”

By JAMES FORD

PHOTO: Back row: Kevin McGlinchy (Timaru), Tom Weir (Oamaru), David Jackson (Dunedin).
Front: Marion Marshall (Ashburton), Jill Richardson (Christchurch),  Raylene Phillips (Ashburton), Ethel Johnston (Oamaru).