A rum occasion: Don reveals the secret to long life at 100th birthday party

HAS Don Wilkin revealed the secret to a long life?

PARTY TIME: Don WIlkin blows out his candles. Photo: FEDERATION FOTOS

PARTY TIME: Don WIlkin blows out his candles. Photo: FEDERATION FOTOS

The Canowindra man celebrated the rarest of milestones a couple of weeks ago when he turned 100.

Mr Wilkin’s landmark was commemorated with a party at the Canowindra Bowling Club which was attended by some of his six children, 20 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandsons.

The centurion’s family and friends enjoyed lunch to mark the occasion.

Mr Wilkin did too, but he also threw back a couple of rum and cokes.

The drinks weren’t merely celebratory, with the centre of attention happily admitting that he indulges in a couple of Bundys on a daily basis.