A tradition first observed 25 years ago was again followed this year when 31 neighbours from Bongaree’s Allamanda Drive and Azalea Avenue gathered in the adjacent Marquadt Park for an Australia Day breakfast. This year Libby entertained everyone with her talented Whip Cracking.
One of the original members of the group, Paul King, recalled that the park was not much more than an expanse of sand in 1992, and it was only due to residents bordering the park dumping and watering in their lawn clippings that the park eventually became completely grassed. Les Edis, another original member, said “We all had to bring beach brollies for shade in the early days, because the park’s trees were just small saplings. The fig tree under which we now gather has grown to the extent that it provides more than enough shade for the whole group”.