Bega Valley Legacy’s Christmas lunch

A SPREAD of tasty turkey, ham and salad, friendly atmosphere and the occasional raffle combined to make yet another enjoyable Bega Valley Legacy Group Christmas lunch on Friday.

About 60 widows were among the 73 in attendance at the lunch held at the Bega Country Club, which included entertainment by Jeff Johnston on keyboard and vocals, great music and giving of Christmas gifts.

Among those invited to the lunch were Fiona Scott of the Veterans and Community Support Centre Bega, and Merimbula Legacy chairman Geoff Dove and his wife Sue.

The lunch was catered for by Grace’s @ the Club, while Rex Kermode capably ran the raffles with ham and chocolates among the prizes.

Group chairman Bruce Crane said the Legatees waited on the widows throughout the lunch, attending to their every need.

“Most of these ladies are widows of WW2 veterans so we like to make a fuss of them.

“It wasn’t a formal event, we were there to just have a good time.

“The only formality of the day was to thank everybody who was there and all those who have helped us throughout the year,” Mr Crane said.

The next major outing of the Bega Valley Legacy Group will be Mother’s Day 2014.

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