COMMUNITY RECOGNITION STATEMENT - Celebrating Laurel Dooley's Century

Ms JENNY AITCHISON (Maitland)—I would like to send my best wishes to Laurel Dooley who recently celebrated her 100th birthday. She spent the occasion with five generations of her family. Food and family have always been a big part of Laurel's life. She is hailed as a marvellous cook with a flair for baking old-school treats such as cream horns, mushrooms, fruit cakes and sponge cakes, and also as an avid gardener.

Laurel was married to Frank, who tragically lost his life in a tractor accident in 1963. Together, they had four children. Laurel now boasts 18 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren!

I hope your 100th birthday celebration was filled with many beautiful moments, Laurel, and I wish you many happy returns.