Marmor turns 100 in style

A GOOD old-fashioned country bash marked Marmor's centenary on the weekend.

The party was held at the Queensland Women's Association Hall, and over 100 people turned up to celebrate.

"It went wonderfully, it was a real ball,'' said organiser Kath Gillespie.

"People came from all over to celebrate.''

The party included a re-enactment ceremony, live music and a country-style feed.

"The ladies served some great homemade food,'' she said.

The bluegrass band Rosewood Country also played during the night.

They played an assortment of toe-tapping country tunes, and later a DJ played some old favourites.

"The children got up and danced the chicken dance,'' she said. "The party went until about 11:30.''

The centenary party was put on in conjuction with the release of Ms Gillespie's book No Classy Houses in Calico Town.

The book shares the history of Marmor.

"It is important to preserve our history so future generations know about it,'' she said.

"I sold all 100 copies of my book at the party.''

The book will also be available in Rockhampton bookstores.



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