“I had such fun! I met so many residents from other villages and had a go at practically everything – and I’m 83!”, said a Living Choice Glenhaven resident as she boarded the coach after the NSW Spring Fair held at the Davistown RSL & Bowls Club on 29th November.

“Have a go and have some fun” is the theme of the fair which is held every two years for residents of the five Living Choice villages in NSW and it certainly lived up to all expectations. More than 355 residents attended this year, plus a large contingent of staff members.

There was something for everyone – bowls, bocce, quoits, golf putting, horse shoe chucking, washer tossing, “bash the rat”, disc bowls, Kelly pool, “find your cork”, Champagne coin toss, Charades, Celebrity Heads, colouring-in, a Matchbox car race and even a “Guess the baby” competition. Talented music pupils from Kincumber High School also provided entertainment throughout the day.

Trivia was another popular activity with the function room filled to capacity with village teams trying to outwit each other. Many talented residents also displayed their hobbies, including woodwork, craft, art, photography and colouring-in. An amazing $2,580 worth of prizes were donated by Living Choice suppliers and sponsorship by both Living Choice and the villages ensured everyone was well-fed throughout the day.

Take a bow, chief organisers Christine Osgood and Leanne Maini plus the many activity coordinators – it was a memorable day, filled with fun, laughter and friendship. Roll on 2021!

A big thank-you to the sponsors: Temperature Control, Harvey Norman, Greg Jenkins Plumbing, Dural Chicken Shop, Glenhaven Pharmacy, Annangrove Cellars, French Kitchen, Glenhaven Hairdressing and Personal Trainer Michelle Dyball.

Prizewinners: Art – 1st Chris Quirk, 2nd Geoff Healey, 3rd Geoff Rawlings; Craft – 1st Merran Manning , 2nd Joan Tasker, 3rd Anita Doherty; Colour My World – 1st Anita Doherty, 2nd Janice Couper, 3rd Alan Doherty; Photography – 1st Kevin Bunt, 2nd Henny Duggans, 3rd Mel Duggans; Woodwork – Etienne Meintjes, 2nd Alan Cromwell, 3rd Ray Cawthorne; Bowls – Margaret Hobbs, 2nd Robin Cox; Who’s the Baby – 1st Janita Bunt, 2nd Leonie Norman.