Family's special lunch at Jack Jones Park in Goolwa

Jack Jones was well known in Goolwa for planting trees on a voluntary basis and with the Lions Club of Goolwa.

Alexandrina Council recognised his dedication to the local environment by having a park in Liverpool Street, Goolwa named after him, and he was very proud of the space until he passed away in 1988.

He was born on February 12, 1920, and his wife Hazel and sons Chris and Peter decided it would be a wonderful idea to celebrate what would have been his 100th birthday at the park named after him.

Jack loved the Cockle Train, simple outdoor lunches and a glass of stout at the local brewery on the wharf.

Hazel travelled on the train from Port Elliot to Goolwa to meet with her family for lunch at the park, followed by a stout, to celebrate his birthday.

Both Alexandrina Council and the Lions Club of Goolwa were enthusiastic about the celebration, and representatives of both were present.

Jack's son Chris is married to Serah and they have a son, Jack - named after his grandfather.

Serah and Jack live in Eldoret, Kenya and are awaiting immigration approval for Australia, but were in Australia on holidays for the 100th birthday celebration.

What better way for Jack snr's family to celebrate a 100th birthday on a park named after himself, with his only grandson named after him there.

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