A feast fit for a Queen

Ian and Jan Jackson.

By Sandra Jeffries.

The Buderim Foundation celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in true regal style. A piper welcomed almost a hundred guests to the lawn of the Buderim War Memorial Hall where Pimms’ cocktails and champagne were served.

Many guests dressed specifically for the occasion, with women in hats, pearls and one even bringing a toy corgi.

A highlight was the arrival of “Queen Victoria” and “Queen Elizabeth the First” in full costume. Guests also had the opportunity to have their photos taken with a life-size cut-out of the current Queen.

Inside the Hall, decorated with flags, bunting, balloons and photos of the Queen, tables of British-themed savoury and sweet treats were laid out invitingly. Rod McKinnon made the loyal toast before the Buderim Male Choir led guests in singing God Save the Queen.

Throughout the luncheon, the Choir entertained with renditions of Rule Britannia, Jerusalem and Advance Australia Fair, while Carina Franks played the piano. At the end, the Jubilee Cake was cut and served with glasses of port.

The luncheon was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate such a momentous milestone for the Queen. The function was organised and made possible by the contributions of Buderim Foundation Events Committee members and other volunteers.

The Buderim Foundation is a philanthropic organisation that aims to enrich and enhance the quality of life for people who live in the Buderim area. The Buderim Foundation also manages the Thompson Fund, which aims to support people in need throughout the Sunshine Coast.

For more information on the Buderim Foundation, please visit, www.buderimfoundation.org.au.

Other News

On the trail of wine and food

The Granite Belt is Australia's highest wine country region, sitting 900 metres above sea level, with a vast countryside, working farms and quintessential towns...

U3A Expo of Activities wins over new members

An Expo of the activities offered by U3A Rockhampton and District was held at Frenchville Sports Club on 6 February. An open invitation to...

New Noosa group brings scrabblers out of the woodwork

It’s no exaggeration to say that Noosa woman Megan Marks loves Scrabble. The woman known as ‘Mad Scrabbler Meg’ loves it so much she’s...

Robyn enjoys the sweet life

Sunshine Coast cake artist Robyn Brown may have retired from the public services a couple of years ago, but she is busier than ever...

Double delight when ABBA meets Queen

It promises to be double the delight when the Sunshine Coast’s premiere vocal group, Oriana Choir, presents the music of ABBA and Queen on...