Gunnedah VIEW Club to celebrate 27 Dresses

MEMORABLE: Actress Katherine Heigl in one of the 27 bridesmaid's dresses she owns in the aptly named romantic comedy, 27 Dresses.
MEMORABLE: Actress Katherine Heigl in one of the 27 bridesmaid's dresses she owns in the aptly named romantic comedy, 27 Dresses.

GUNNEDAH Evening VIEW Club members will embrace the theme 27 Dresses from the movie when birthday celebrations are held in October.

Formed in 1990 as an alternative for women unable to attend daytime meetings, the club has gone from strength-to-strength with dinner meetings held on the first Wednesday of the month.

The club sponsors three Smith Family Learning for Life students and is actively involved in fundraising activities for the charity’s support programs.

The birthday celebration will take the form of a parade of 27 bridesmaid’s dresses and gowns from yesteryear.

Members are asked to advise Lorraine Overton or Chris Pullman if they have gowns or other wedding attire to make up a parade on the night.

Members can wear a gown, bring their own model or carry the gown on a hanger with perhaps a photo of the original wedding. Otherwise, come “Pretty in Pink”.

Anne Finnigan will make the birthday cake once again and in keeping with the theme it will be a wedding cake.

The September meeting was a fun night of “charades” with a Pictionary twist. Each table had a nominated “artist” who kept the audience guessing, stroke-by-stroke.

The club will be represented at the upcoming National VIEW Convention in Tamworth, where delegates from all over Australia will gather for three days.

The convention will be attended by National President Gwen Wilton and CEO of the Smith Family Dr Lisa O’Brien.

Among the guest speakers will be Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson, former Queensland Premier, Anna Bligh, medical cannabis campaigner Lucy Haslam and Dr Anne Summers.

The birthday meeting will be held at Gunnedah Services and Bowling Club on Wednesday, October 4, 6.30pm for a 7pm start.