Celebrating in good company

From Left: Frida Yugusuk, Joyce Brooks, Wendy Gidney. St Mary Magdalene Anglican Church hosted a Melbourne Cup Lunch
From Left: Frida Yugusuk, Joyce Brooks, Wendy Gidney. St Mary Magdalene Anglican Church hosted a Melbourne Cup Lunch

About 104 people watched the race on a big screen, enjoyed piano music and a sit-down meal of cold meat, quiche, salads and homemade desserts.

Wendy Gidney’s outfit was best co-ordinated, while the rector’s wife Frida Yugusuk impressed with the most original hat from her native Sudan, and Klaus Kopelke wore the fanciest socks.

Parishioner Joyce Brooks said the popular event would give the church’s mission outreach a healthy boost.

‘It was a lovely mix of people and a lovely get-together,’ she said.