Tantalising tastes draw crowds
A COOL evening but the food was hot, a dry night but there was a variety of drinks to be had at the Anglican Fete.
It is an annual event that attracts lots of supporters who either bake food, bring food or eat food and the proceeds boost the coffers.
Cooking hot chips or steak on the barbecue is men’s work but on this occasion staying close to the flames or the hot fat also helped keep the chill out!
Home-cooked takeaways had the full range of casseroles, meats and rice and were snapped up by those coming off work.
Follow that with apple crumble, pavlova, custard and ice cream and you could have been dining like a king!
Many a ham, meat tray or fruit tray was won and collected at the whim of the spinning wheel, buy your ticket and take your chance!
As always those expert home chefs had been busy in the kitchen and the trestle table was groaning with sweet slices, fruit cakes, jams and lots of other good take-a-way food.
There were plants for sale to satisfy any gardener and even a wide selection of books good for the children or just to while-a-way a lazy afternoon.
Face painting for the children kept them cheerful as they waited for the raffle drawing and for the child’s bike that was going to be won by somebody.
A rubbish bin had to be found to hold all the tickets but at the end of the draw there was one winner and five-year-old Emily Yanco was the lucky one.
The clean-up happened in a flash as everyone did their bit so that families could wend their way home.
The fete was done and dusted for another year
Show and shine
TIME to get that much-loved and polished vehicle out of the shed and ready for the annual Autofest at the Showgrounds on September 16.
Promoted by the Rotary Club and the Callide Valley Auto club this is always a great day out for the cars, for their owners and for the people who wish to view them.
If your favourite toy is up to it there is a gentle rally around the district before the start of the main event.
Public entry from 11am for the Show and Shine and then car sports in the afternoon
THE Saint Vincent de Paul Society is holding a Spring Fashion Parade at the Centre on Saturday, September 2 from 1pm.
For a $5 donation you will enjoy entertainment by Debbie Reid, the Mathew Sisters and William Lees and our local models strutting the catwalk in Vinnies Boutique summer fashions.
All money raised goes to establishing a Bursary for the local schools.
Under 5’s day
I SUSPECT the Under 5s can’t read this so I hope Mum will do that for the kids and bring them along to the Biloela Kindergarten on Thursday, September 14 from 9am-11am.
Lots of activities for children and their families with games to play and emergency vehicles to inspect.
Enter by the Anzac Club carpark makes it safer for all.
Tea and coffee for Mums and Dads and it only costs a Gold Coin donation at the door.
DON’T forget the poetry workshop led by Mark Tredinnick – one of Australia’s leading poets and the winner of many literary prizes.
Takes place at the Regional Art Gallery next weekend on September 9 and 10 from 9am till 4.00pm and has much to offer beginners and more experienced writers.
Call Shanna at the Gallery for further details and book ASAP to 4992 9500.
THE main street of Biloela will be humming when the CDCC “Shop Local” campaign will be in full swing on September 13.
Great money prizes to be won if you have done the docket thing in participating businesses!
Make your way down town on the night and be there to win your share.
THE Biloela Kindergarten will hold Children’s Nutrition and Wholefood Lunchbox workshops next week on Wednesday and Thursday.
A great opportunity to ensure that the midday lunch for your children is the best that can be done.
Contact Michelle for more information on 4992 1327
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Gwen Jensen started with her stall covered in more books than on the library shelves and nearly sold them all.
WELL DONE: Father John, Bev Power and Emily Yanco, winner of the Power Bike.
Elbow grease and a tin of polish and maybe your car will catch the judges eye?