On Friday 25th November seven vehicles together with their owners, assembled in a secured parking area adjacent to the Lerwin Nursing Home at 10 am. Photos were taken by the Lerwin Staff photographer for their newsletter/noticeboard, as well as the Murray Valley Standard photographer. Several residents found their way out to the carpark (either under their own steam or staff assisted) and the sunshine no doubt added to the enjoyment and interest shared by all. Vehicle owners and partners then proceeded to the activity/dining room where they were introduced to staff and residents. Owners were then given an opportunity to present a brief overview of their vehicles, including type of vehicle, history and specifications, etc.
We were then privileged to share a sausage sizzle luncheon with staff, residents and the Lerwin volunteers who had prepared the meal, washed down with some “Lerwin Geriatric Ginger Beer” which is made on site. Vehicle owners were presented with a certificate of appreciation and a bottle of home brew “Lerwin Lager”, by Sandy Healey, the organiser of the day. As was to be expected, there were varying degrees of interest by the residents, but for most, it was an enjoyable and stimulating day-there was even a future booking request for the Nash Hearse!!
Thanks to Sandy and the Lerwin Staff and volunteers for organising the day and for our club members and their vehicles who made the day such a success – Jan Hall (1959 Morris Minor), Des and Joy Ayres (1956 Ford Falcon Coupe), Mike and Arlene Chapman (1926 Chenard Senechal), Neil and May Schubert (1965 Ford Falcon), Ron and Fina Jellett (1948 MGTC), Roy Bretag (1974 Mercedes Benz 450SLC), Claude and Elizabeth Minge (1924 Nash Hearse) and Peter Lace (2016 Suzuki Motorbike).
Report: Claude Minge