HAPPY Hour at Palm Lake Resort was pretty special last Friday evening with village resident, Alan Watkinson, celebrating his 90th Birthday with over one hundred other residents who Alan refers to as his ‘big family’.
Alan was the first person to move into the village when it was known as The Hermitage back on 4 September 2007 when there were only six homes available for occupation.
For many years Alan and his wife used to visit Tea Gardens on a regular basis to meet up with friends from Bateau Bay to play a round of golf together.
On one of those visits to the area, they saw the sign advertising the village and decided to find out more information about the retirement village as they had been talking about downsizing from their home in Forster.
When News Of The Area asked Alan about his life, he said, “My life has been absolutely remarkable and I have witnessed so many changes especially in the area of technology.
“I grew up in an era where there was no television and only listen to radios that crackled.
“With an engineering background, I have followed all of these changes with great interest.”
Congratulations, Alan, on this Marvelous Milestone from News Of The Area.
By Ann SCULLY