Week of celebrations for Enid

Photo: Dominique Tassell

By Dominique Tassell

Stanthorpe living legend Enid Hamilton recently celebrated her 100th birthday, with multiple festivities held in her honour.

Enid is a beloved local to many, having lived a legendary life so far.

Enid has been very involved with the community, helping out with organisations including the Cottonvale Hall, the CWA, and the Red Cross.

She also has a reputation as an excellent tennis player, winning Stanthorpe championships a whopping 11 times.

She is also known for the column she wrote for the Border Post for 22 years.

Enid married the love of her life, Jack, in 1940. He passed away in 2001.

Together, Enid and Jack raised four daughters – Dennis, Lorene, Jill and Jennifer – on an orchard in Cottonvale.

They eventually sold their property to John and Rhonda Hoffman.

Enid is also the patroness of Stanthorpe Museum, and it was there that a lunch was held on September 15 to celebrate her milestone birthday.

Enid and her friends had a light lunch in Ardmore House complete with a cake cutting ceremony.

Enid said thank you to the group for being there, and said she’s “quite enjoyed life so far”.

She said that “if everyone is kind life is easier”.

A celebration was also held for Enid that weekend, with family sharing cake at Villa Carramar.