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Community & Business

27 October, 2022

John King turns 90

John King celebrated his 90th birthday surrounded by friends and family earlier this month.

By Supplied

With over 70 atttendees, Mr King felt the love. The celebration was organised by John’s wife Lola and his children Allan, Jennifer, and Ian, where the gathering enjoyed a lovely Chinese lunch in Gulargambone.

A longtime family friend, Robert Cox, emceed the day’s events, telling stories of Mr King’s life and achievements.

He was raised on the property ‘Elimike’ near Gulargambone, where he has been involved in many community organisations during his lifetime. These included the tennis club, school, P&C, juniors’ football, golf club, and bowling club.

Mr King was a charter member of the Gulargambone Lions Club and held several positions including park ranger and stock manager. He was bestowed the Melvin Jones Fellow which is the Lions Club’s highest service award.

Mr King also received the Australia Day Citizenship Award with wife Lola. Mr King’s sister Mary was unable to attend his celebrations.

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