Melbourne Cup Day picnic and BBQ in Basterfield Park was again well attended with over 70 members taking part in all the fun and frivolity. Although slightly windy but with no rain, we sat around in groups chatting, sharing food and drinks and queuing up to buy tickets in the main event of the day, the Melbourne Cup sweep.

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It was so popular there were four sweeps organised and prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed horses. There was a ladies hat parade with a prize of chocolates for the winner Jenni Loutit and Sue Rawson chosen in second place and various raffles throughout the afternoon, with prizes of champagne, wine and chocolates. No, winners did not receive one of each, they had a choice.

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Melbourne Cup Day has become a very popular event in BBLAC and the organisers Karen and Kevin are to be congratulated for all their preparation beforehand to make this so successful and congratulations for all the members too for leaving the park as we found it and no litter or scraps at all. A wholly enjoyable day in the park.

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