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Golden celebration

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July 18, 2017

Deniliquin District Veteran & Vintage Car Club members Val Maher and Bob White at Sunday's Show 'n' Shine.

Members past and present travelled to Deniliquin for the Deniliquin District Veteran & Vintage Car Club’s 50th birthday at the weekend.

Featuring a dinner on Saturday night and a send-off morning tea on Sunday, club rally director Val Maher said it was a ‘‘great success’’.

‘‘It was fantastic to catch up with people the club hasn’t seen for many years and reminisce,’’ she said.

‘‘There was strong fellowship among everyone.’’

On Saturday evening, more than 70 members enjoyed a dinner at the Deniliquin RSL Club, which featured a screening of the car club’s first run from Deniliquin to Conargo in 1968.

The dinner also saw Mrs Maher and Bob White recognised for their service to the club with an appreciation award, and John Dickson presented with a life membership.

‘‘Mr White was our rally director for 14 years, and Mr Dickson has been a dedicated member for a while so it’s great to see them honoured for their involvement,’’ Mrs Maher said.

On Sunday, a show ‘n’ shine and send-off morning tea was held at the Deniliquin TAFE grounds, with about 60 car lovers attending to check out the prized vehicles.

The club was formed in December 1967, and 50 years later, has grown from 16 members to 112.

‘‘I’d like to thank everyone for their hard work and support. Without our members, it wouldn’t have been such a successful weekend — here’s to another 50 years,’’ Mrs Maher said.

The weekend’s raffle was won by Tony Cullenward, Maureen Lang and Barbara Conallin.

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