Spend draw to­day

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - NEWS -

The first of our Spend & Win pro­mo­tion draws will be held to­day.

We’ll draw the win­ner of a $200 Do it In Deni gift card at 2pm, at De­niliquin Cen­tral IGA.

An­other four $200 vouch­ers will be drawn on sub­se­quent Fri­days.

The major prizes — a $1000 voucher and a $2000 voucher — will be drawn at the Mayor’s Christmas Party in the De­niliquin CBD on Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 14.

To be in the run­ning to be a win­ner in our $4000 pro­mo­tion, all you have to do is shop lo­cal.

Sim­ply spend $20 at par­tic­i­pat­ing stores to re­ceive an en­try en­ve­lope. En­try coupons will ap­pear in ev­ery edi­tion of the PAS­TORAL TIMES — page 10 in Tues­day’s edi­tion and page 10 to­day.

Place a coupon in the en­ve­lope, write your de­tails on the en­ve­lope and place it in the en­try box at par­tic­i­pat­ing stores or in the bar­rel at IGA — it’s that easy.

Only orig­i­nal en­velopes and en­try coupons will be ac­cepted.

Spend & Win prize vouch­ers can only be re­deemed at stores par­tic­i­pat­ing in the pro­mo­tion (see page 10).

The pro­mo­tion is run by the PAS­TORAL TIMES, with the support of De­niliquin Busi­ness Cham­ber and major spon­sor De­niliquin Cen­tral IGA.

Deni does Hal­loween

It’s the Amer­i­cans who are best known for Hal­loween, but the fun hol­i­day’s pop­u­lar­ity con­tin­ues to grow in Aus­tralia and De­niliquin.

Chil­dren were spot­ted go­ing door-to-door in their neigh­bour­hoods trick or treat­ing on Tues­day night, all pre-ar­ranged by par­ents who want to see the hol­i­day sup­ported more.

A few par­ents shared their Hal­loween pho­tos with the PAS­TORAL TIMES.

While su­per­heroes and car­toon char­ac­ters were pop­u­lar among the trick or treaters, the tra­di­tional scary cos­tumes were still a favourite for many.

Cel­e­brated each year on Oc­to­ber 31, Hal­loween has roots in age-old Euro­pean tra­di­tions.

It orig­i­nated with the an­cient Celtic fes­ti­val of Samhain, when peo­ple would light bon­fires and wear cos­tumes to ward off ghosts.

In the eighth cen­tury, Pope Gre­gory III des­ig­nated Novem­ber 1 as a time to honor all saints and soon All Saints Day in­cor­po­rated some of the tra­di­tions of Samhain.

The evening be­fore was known as All Hal­lows Eve, and later Hal­loween. Over time, Hal­loween evolved into a day of ac­tiv­i­ties like trick-or-treat­ing and carv­ing jack-o-lanterns.

Hail storm

Lo­cals were forced to make a mad dash for their cars when leav­ing work on Mon­day evening when a heavy burst of rain brought with it hail­stones.

The tiny stones did not hang around long, how­ever, with the rain dis­pers­ing rather promptly and a blast of sun­shine melt­ing it all as quickly as it fell.

A to­tal of 2.4mm of rain was recorded for De­niliquin by the Bureau of Me­te­o­rol­ogy be­tween 9am Mon­day and 9am Tues­day, adding to the 5.2mm pre­vi­ously recorded through­out the week­end. It took Oc­to­ber’s to­tal rain­fall to 17.8mm. The 4mm de­liv­ered be­tween 9am Satur­day and 9am Sun­day was the sec­ond high­est for the month, with the most be­ing 6.2mm recorded in the 24 hours to 9am on Oc­to­ber 12.

Based on data col­lected from the De­niliquin Air­port weather sta­tion, the Bureau records this year’s to­tal rain­fall to date as 255.8mm.

The high­est monthly to­tal so far was 64mm in Au­gust, fol­lowed closely by 54mm in April.

Busi­ness bowls night

De­niliquin Busi­ness Cham­ber is en­cour­ag­ing lo­cal busi­nesses to put to­gether a bare­foot bowls team, and join its new so­cial event.

The ‘Tradies ver­sus The World’ event will be held on the De­niliquin RSL Bowl­ing Club’s greens from 5.30pm tonight.

There will be a bar­be­cue din­ner pro­vided and an out­door bar.

Teams of four or more peo­ple will go head to head in a game of lawn bowls.

Regis­tra­tion is free for cham­ber mem­bers, or $25 a team for non-mem­bers.

Teams will still be ac­cepted to­day. Go to www.de­niliquin­cham­ber.com.au/bare­foot­bowl­ing-friendly-event/ for more.

Cal­lum and Hay­den Bai­ley on Hal­loween.

Chloe Web­ber was a zom­bie fairy for Hal­loween.

Indi and Sa­van­nah Bain cel­e­brated Hal­loween in Blighty.

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