Sue Dakin (right), of Goonellabah, with her home-made hat creation, with her friend Liora Claff, of Lismore Heights, enjoying a
Sue Dakin (right), of Goonellabah, with her home-made hat creation, with her friend Liora Claff, of Lismore Heights, enjoying a

Racegoers out in style

By WILL JACKSON

LOOK what Sue Dakin's been makin'!

The former Ballina councillor was dazzling at the Lismore Jockey Club's Woodlawn Cup on Saturday in her new homemade hat.

The result of a bet with a couple of mates, she said her attempt at millinery was a nightmare. It took 76 hours and 37 painful needle stabs in her fingertips and ended up costing $87 in materials.

But it was definitely worth it ? and not just because it matched her dress beautifully.

"I've lost elections before, but I wasn't going to lose this bet," the mother of two Woodlawn students said.

This year's cup, an annual opportunity for parents, staff, students and former students to socialise, was almost twice the size of last year's.

Highlights included the Calcutta, fashion parade and great weather. "The bloke upstairs is being a lot kinder to us this year," Sue said.

Money raised went to charity and the school's P&C.



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