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Shorty’s ladies go pink

Saturday, 5th October, 2019

Shorty O’Neil Village social club president Mary Wilson and secretary Shirley Sanderson prepare for their high tea next week. PICTURE: Emily McInerney Shorty O’Neil Village social club president Mary Wilson and secretary Shirley Sanderson prepare for their high tea next week. PICTURE: Emily McInerney

The residents of Shorty O’Neil village have “got their pink on”.

A high tea and some clever decorating has put everyone in the spirit of Pink October.

Last year, the front of Eureka’s Shorty O’Neil Village was ‘yarn bombed’ thanks to the craft ladies.

The Shorty O’Neil craft ladies meet on Mondays and had spent many months preparing their knitting and crocheting to decorate the   trees for Pink October.

This year, the tree is even bigger and better with pink ladies, flags and crocheted breasts.

On site manager Mignonne Symonds said they are also hosting a high tea on Thursday, October 10.

“We have very few tickets left,” she said.

“If people are interested they can contact us, but it is a ticketed event and there aren’t many left.”

The high tea will get underway from 12pm.

“We have all the lovely high tea food, sandwiches, pink jelly cupcakes, scones with jam and cream.

“We also have two guest speakers; Sandra Turley and Annette Turner.

“We will have a raffle on the day and the residents have been selling tickets for that.”

Mrs Symonds said they are expecting to raise a lot of money to go back to the Broken Hill Breast Cancer Support Group.

“I think all our fundraising will go really well.

“We’ve received a lot of donations for our high tea and the ladies have been doing the cooking themselves.

“It should be a lovely day.”

Mrs Symonds said the yarn-bombed tree also added some extra flavour to the celebrations.

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