2017 Melbourne Cup is a quiet affair in Walcha this year

The residents of the Apsley Riverview Aged Care Hostel were one of the only groups in Walcha to hold a public event in honour of the Melbourne Cup this year.

They enjoyed  a fashion parade by the Presbyterian Op Shop in the morning followed by lunch and afternoon tea to watch the race. While dress was not formal, a few residents upheld tradition and donned headwear for the occasion.