Calendar girl Bev recalls beach photo
BEV Frauenfelder finds it hard to believe a photograph taken of her 60 years ago is on the cover of the Sunshine Coast Council's 2017 calendar commemorating the 50th anniversary of the naming of the Coast.
"Oh my God," she said when Seniors called to tell her.
"That's fantastic. Where can I get a copy?"
She was Bev Fox in 1957 and just 17 when she and her three friends, Sandy Croughan, Pat Dennis and Judy Bowstead were "snapped" on King's Beach, Caloundra.
Bev, now 77, lives at Moffitt Beach and is married to Tony Frauenfelder (83). "He was a lifesaver in those years and I had my eye on him for a while. He asked me to go to the movies which we did and we have been going out ever since.
"We've been married 56 years and we're still fantastic mates. We have four children, seven grandchildren and one great grandchild."
She thinks two of the girls, Pat Denis and Judy Bowsted, are still on the Coast. "Sandy went to Italy some years ago."
The anniversary calendar was launched late last month and features classic beach shots, pineapples and cane trucks.
It showcases photos from the 1960s and 1970s drawn from the collections of six winners of the heritage calendar photographic competition and Sunshine Coast Council's Picture Sunshine Coast collection.
Copies of the "Still Shining - Celebrating 50 Years 2017" heritage calendar are now available from council's library branches and Customer Service Centres. Price $6.