Centenarians celebrated with special luncheon

Four local ladies were thrown a special party today to recognise their contribution to our society.

Ruth Cornhill, May Dobbs, Phyllis Stuart and Winifred Evans were honoured at the annual Meals on Wheels Centenarian Luncheon.

Each of the women have notched up 100 years of life, a feat which was celebrated by family, community members, school students and local politicians.

Camden MP Chris Patterson and Camden deputy mayor Theresa Fedeli presented the guests of honour with a bouquet of flowers and special present.

Winifred questioned Mr Patterson about local affairs while Ruth marvelled over the beauty of the flowers.

May celebrated with several family members, while Phyllis was joined by an extra-special guest – her 96-year-old sister Elice Burden.

The women gathered for a series of photos as the ceremonial cake was cut to kick off official proceedings.

Students from Camden South Public School and Magdalene Catholic College (Smeaton Grange) also helped out on the day and led the room in a rendition of Happy Birthday.

Mr Patterson thanked Meals on Wheels representatives for their “tremendous success” in hosting the event.

“This is an outstanding initiative and you all do it very well,” he said.

“Our centenarians are here to be honoured today, with their families.

“To our centenarians, have a lovely day, it is a privilege for all of us to be here with you today.”

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