Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

14 Ways to Do the Cup; Where Will You Celebrate the Race That Stops a Nation This year?Trust Us When We Say You'll Be Spoiled for Choice

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

14 Ways to Do the Cup; Where Will You Celebrate the Race That Stops a Nation This year?Trust Us When We Say You'll Be Spoiled for Choice

Article excerpt

CHARITY EVENTS

1. Little Haven Melbourne Cup Day Lunch - The Pavilion

LIMITED tickets are still available for this annual event which raises money for Little Haven Palliative Care. This VIP event will feature a hat parade, fashion parade, champagne and canapes, a plated two-course lunch and plenty of raffles and sweeps throughout the day. Plus, you can see the big race on the big screen tvs and have a flutter with the full Tab facilities.

All the fun starts at 11am and the $50 tickets are available from On Location Boutique and Little Haven and the entry price includes race track entry.

2. SCIC Melbourne Cup Luncheon - Gunabul Homestead

BOOKINGS for this event close on Monday, so be quick to secure your ticket. The $45 price includes a two-course luncheon plus canapes and bubbles on arrival. Raffles prizes and sweeps will be up for grabs, as will prizes for the best hat, jockey colours and best dressed couple.

Entertainment will be by Short Note and there will also be wine tasting.

All proceeds will go to Supporting Chemotherapy in Cooloola.

HOTELS AND CLUBS

3. Billy's

DON your best fascinator for a chance to win prizes, with sweeps, raffles, best-dressed competitions and more. Plus special Cup lunch menu. Starts 11.30am.

4. Empire Hotel

BACK a winner at the Melbourne Cup luncheon. The ticket price of $40 includes a choice of three entrees, mains and desserts. Plus there'll be sweeps, raffles and prizes for the best dressed from 10.30am until late.

5. Gympie RSL

THE RSL will be holding Cup luncheon specials including a glass of champers for $18. Don't miss the Fashions on the Field competition for Best Dressed plus plenty of sweeps and raffles from 10am.

6. Gympie Turf Club

THE Hampton and Harlow VIP Birdcage event is one not to be missed, with a VIP Birdcage marqee including high-end champagne, beer, wine and canapes. The $120 price tag includes a four-hour grazing package and an exclusive Fashions on the Field competition.

7. Jockey Club Hotel

MAKE sure you get your complimentary champagne on arrival at the Cup celebrations. …

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