Celebrating the new look Cavanbah Hall
CAVANBAH Centre will open its doors on Saturday for the first time. The Coffs Harbour Senior Citizens Club Celebration Day will be the first event in the new Coffs Harbour City Council venue, which has replaced Cavanbah Hall.
Senior Citizens Club secretary Isabel Murphy said the new centre had been worth waiting for, but it was sad that so many members had passed on before the new building was achieved.
Saturday's gala day, which is for members of the club and invited guests, will begin with a lunch at noon, followed by an afternoon of bowls and cards until 4pm then a dinner at 6pm followed by a full evening of dancing. Dancers from Macksville, Nambucca, Bellingen and Urunga will gather for Saturday's event.
VIP guests for Saturday's events will include Cath Brewster, the inaugural president of the club, which Isabel said was incorporated in 1991; Cr Bill Palmer and Cr Jennifer Bonfield.
The Senior Citizens Club has been holding its regular weekly activities in the Coffs Harbour Showground exhibition hall since February 2008, when work began on the Cavanbah Centre.
Isabel said the showground management had been wonderful and made them very welcome 'but we want to go home'.