Ladies show out to Oaks Day event

By Corowa Free Press

Oaks Day – a day that has become a tradition for the ladies of Corowa – has enjoyed another successful event this year at the Corowa Golf Club. 

Attendance numbers were increased on last year’s ladies day as a buoyant atmosphere filled the colourful and elegant room at the 2019 luncheon.

The ladies conversed while enjoying fine food and bubbly drinks catered by the Golf Club and watched on as the Oaks Day racing from Flemington played on the big screen. 

The annual Fashions on the Field was again successfully conducted, with four prizes awarded to women who dressed to impress. 

The winner of the Best Hat award went to Margaret Monks, Judith Payne won the Best Fascinator, Joy Knight was the Best Dressed lady and the runner up was Sandra Corcoran. 

This year’s fashion judges were Dyonne Rhodes from Miss Madeleine – a well-known milliner – and Monica Niederegger. 

“A lot of effort was put in to the dresses and fashions this year, all the ladies looked fabulous and it was a great day,” event organiser Kerryn Alexander told The Free Press.  

“Everybody was very happy and were all laughing and talking together, the best thing about the day was the camaraderie, the food and the champagne. It was a wonderful day. 

“You don’t get many chances to dress up and go out nowadays, so Oaks Day was, and always is, the perfect opportunity to do so.

“It has really become a tradition for the ladies of Corowa which is great to see.”

Ms Alexander thanked MC Gavin King, the bookies who ran the sweep and put the bets on for the ladies and everyone who attended, making the day a truly enjoyable one.