Recovery Revelry

Surprise guest Elvis proved to be a hit. PICTURE: EVE-LYN KENNEDY

The Silverton Pub went off with a bang at this weekend’s St Pat’s Recovery.

An estimated 800 people passed through the pub and beer garden on Sunday, some recovering from their day at the races and others still partying.

Greta Jackson was the mistress of ceremonies and kept the party rolling with her entertaining comments and orchestrating pub games in between song sets.

An unexpected guest dropped in, Elvis Presley, for a quick song and a photo opportunity before returning to the great beyond.

Kerry Yuile had her photo taken with Elvis.


“We’ve come from the Mid North Coast of NSW for the races and they were brilliant. We had a fantastic time,” she said.

Steve Anderson rock n rolled the afternoon away. Young and old joined in to singalong and dance.

Kylie Nelson from Port Pirie bombed a photo like a Quokka on Rottnest Island.

She said it was her first time at the St Patrick’s Day Races and the Recovery.

“The races were really great and the recovery is brilliant,” she said.

The Kimba Bus Crew danced and partied the afternoon away.

The girls came from Port Lincoln, Cleve, Darke Peak, Adelaide and Port Pirie.

They drove here in the Kimba Race Club Bus and encouraged Broken Hill people to return the favour.

“We’ve had a great time, really fantastic, now get you’re a##es to the Kimba Races next week. It’s not that far away.”

According to Peter and Patsy Price, by 4pm the Recovery was starting to wind down, although it was hard to tell.

“It’s been great, people have been coming and going all day and they seem to be really enjoying themselves,” Peter Price said while taking a rest from the hub bub.

“They start leaving now and we can take a rest,” he said.

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