Wednesday, June 19, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Celebrating Three Decades Of Mackay 50’s & Better

On Friday 24th May, about 100 members of Mackay 50's & Better celebrated their 30th year of community social events.

The party was held at Goosies North Mackay with what was described as a “lovely delicious 2-course luncheon”, with live music by guitarist Graham Day.

As hundreds of photos were displayed on the big screen, club members reminisced the special events and memories had throughout the years

Generous raffle prizes were gifted by Member for Mackay, Julieanne Gilbert and Chris Ashmore of City funerals, plus several lucky door prizes made for an enjoyable day out. 

Copies of "Tilly's Book of Memories" were also reproduced for guests on the day, in commemoration of Tilly, who was a very active member of the club until her passing. She organised many holiday trips around Queensland and New South Wales, as well as humorous concerts and skits around Mackay. Her book provided many delightful memories and photos of their antics. 

Andrew Willcox MP, Bonnie Hull and Betty White shared their unique stories of their involvement over the years, reflecting on the fellowship of the social club.

Margaret Edwards gratefully said, “I thank each and every one of our host of volunteers who made our big day such a success.”

If you are interested in joining, membership is free however, new members have to complete a membership form for insurance coverage and concessional prices. All venues are wheelchair accessible. Please phone 0400 242 779 for more details.

The next mag and meal luncheon will be held on Thursday, the 27th of June.

Members of Mackay 50's & Better gathered to commemorate three decades of shared memories and camaraderie. Images supplied

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