GALLERY: Dalby keeps up with the celebrations for Melbourne Cup Day
WHEN Dorothy Schmidt first moved to Australia from England in 1952, one of her earliest memories, being just 12 years old, was purchasing a TV, taking a seat in front of it, and watching her very first Melbourne Cup on November 4.
Today, Ms Schmidt, along with her community at the Ningana Retirement Village, enjoyed a masquerade and luncheon as they watched the 2019 Melbourne Cup, 67 years later.
“I love the excitement of it,” Ms Schmidt said.
“It’s all good fun.”
Along with Ningana, the Dalby Leagues Club and the Windsor hotel also pulled out all the stops to keep up with the celebrations in Melbourne, hosting a viewing of the big race and endless drinks and nibbles.
Ladies dressed to the nines took part in a fundraiser for the Dalby Pony Club at Urban Paddock, while also enjoying a cocktail or two as they watched the big race.