DRESS UPS: The Tannum Sands Surf Club, Bar and Bistro celebrated its 21st birthday on Sunday.
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'Special': Staff, locals raise a glass to Tannum Surf Club

IT WAS a celebration with clinking glasses, good tunes, a beach-themed cake and dressed-up residents when Tannum Sands Surf Life Saving Supporters Club celebrated its 21st birthday.

And for club manager Marisa Kent it was an honour to be a part of the club alongside original members Greg and Lesley King.

The supporters club began in September 1995 and, to today, has raised more than half a million dollars for the surf life saving arm.

"I have been working there for six years now and have no plans on packing up and leaving," Ms Kent said.

"Where else would you want to work? Best job ever, with a pretty good office.

"And it's not just a job. You really enjoy the side of it that goes back into the community.

A Sunday session was held for residents, as was a special dinner on Tuesday night for volunteers, staff and committee members.

"It was pretty special," Ms Kent said.

"To have everyone who has been involved with the club for the past 21 years was fantastic.

"And they all have the club at their hearts."

The club will host a Melbourne Cup lunch on November 1.

"Sweeps by the beach ... It's going to be a great day," Ms Kent said.



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