On a day tinged with some sadness as Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was laid to rest on Monday, the Broken Hill branch of the Country Woman’s Association (CWA) hosted a morning tea for the residents of the St. Anne’s Nursing Home with a royal theme to honour the long serving monarch.
Children from the Playtime preschool, based at the rear of the CWA rooms, performed several musical numbers for those gathered and the performance was certainly well received.
Joan Casey, Secretary of the Broken Hill Branch, said one of their members works at St Anne’s nursing home and so asked if the group could host a morning tea for residents as an opportunity for an outing.
“There are about 20 residents altogether from the home, along with their family members who have joined in, so it has made it nice.
“I only had to say to the ladies, hey ladies can you bring a plate for morning tea and we’ve got a beautiful assortment.
“We have some beautiful cooks and there is a great variety,” Mrs Casey said
CWA legendary cooking did not disappoint with home made sausage rolls, lemon meringue pies, chocolate cake, cream horns and of course, the good old lamington, among just a few of the treats available for residents and guests.
The Broken Hill branch is very active with about 35 members who vary in age from their late twenties up to a lady in her late eighties, and they come from all walks of life.
This year marks the centenary of the CWA in NSW so there has been an increase in activities throughout the year.