Shout out for Howickians’ reunion

Pamela Taylor (left) and Gay Bevan (right) at the Emilia Maud Nixon Garden of Memories.

Twenty-nine years ago, long-standing Howickians were bemoaning the fact that the only time they met for a catch up was at a funeral of one of their own.

The idea was born to hold a special annual celebration, at a pleasant venue, for the purpose of sharing memories and photographs, acknowledging those no longer with us and generally having a jolly good chin-wag and a cuppa with old friends, colleagues and neighbours from Howick Village and surrounding districts.

Thus the Howickians’ reunion was born and an annual get-together became a regular not-to-be-missed event for 29 consecutive years. This year is no exception.

On Sunday, October 7 at Howick Bowling Club in Selwyn Rd, Howick, old and new members will meet in the name of friendship. (Entry – ladies a plate and men $8).

On the day, they will be acknowledging the sterling work done by Pamela Taylor (neé Newton) as Convenor of the Howickians for many years and welcoming the new Convenor, Gay Bevan (neé Robertson) into the role.

New members are actively sought. If your family has resided or grown up in Howick and/or surrounding districts for more than 40 years, you are welcome to attend.

Please express your interest to attend by contacting any of the following people – Pam Taylor phone 534-9379, Gay Bevan phone 530-8869, Doug White phone 533-8824, Wally Rice 534-7122, Marilyn Bakker phone 576-6392, Barbara Carr phone 534-6616.