Cloncurry CWA ladies find their 1920s outfits in St Vincent De Paul's

AROUND 60 flappers attended the high tea hosted by the Cloncurry Country Women’s Association on Saturday afternoon. 

TEA PARTY: Ruth Reed, Narelle Marsh, Sister Lyn Freestone, Gillian Gardiner, and Agnes Martel among high society. Photo: Chris Burns.

TEA PARTY: Ruth Reed, Narelle Marsh, Sister Lyn Freestone, Gillian Gardiner, and Agnes Martel among high society. Photo: Chris Burns.

The ladies searched local wardrobes and the St Vincent De Paul’s op-shop to find the authentic ‘roaring 20s’ fashion to dress with elegance.

Attendee Robyn Jenkins was declared the best dressed to the classic theme, and Gillian Gardiner was awarded runner-up. 

Branch vice-president Freda Pyke said CWA members relied on St Vincent De Paul’s for their costumes. “We support Vinnies because a lot of members work at Vinnies. Sister Lyn (Freestone) works at Vinnies.” 

The branch’s international officer Judy March, who has traveled much of Asia, also gave a speech about the bond between women across the world. 

“Women in the world, it doesn’t matter the situation...we still have the same bond and connection. Just a smile can make a difference,” she said. 

The Cloncurry CWA branch members include Robyn Ernest, Judy Martyr, Raisa Habeeb, Jan Schneekloth, Sherie Atkinson, Karen Grimm, Freda Pyke, Judith March, Naomi Douglas, Gloria Wright, Patricia Gibson, and Sister Lyn Freestone.

The Cloncurry CWA branch members include Robyn Ernest, Judy Martyr, Raisa Habeeb, Jan Schneekloth, Sherie Atkinson, Karen Grimm, Freda Pyke, Judith March, Naomi Douglas, Gloria Wright, Patricia Gibson, and Sister Lyn Freestone.

“We all have the same hopes and aspirations for our children and families.” 

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