Big Morning raises $2400
Jerilderie’s Biggest Morning Tea on Thursday was another great success, with 47 people attending at the library.
The local business houses kept the volunteers busy in the morning, with 125 orders placed for sweet treats, raising $770.
The continuous raffle offered 111 opportunities to win prizes, and raised $352.
The raffle of a blanket created by Catie Purtell raised $578 and was won by Chrissy Ellis; a doll made by Marjie Honeyman raised $128, and was won by Kathy Noack, and Dawn McGrillen won the lucky door prize. Donations at the door amounted to $576.
Brianna Carracher, the communications and events co-ordinator for Cancer Council Western NSW, visited from Wagga and spoke about how the money raised will be used.
The total amount raised was over $2,400, which was a great result for all those who worked so hard for a good cause.
Thanks have been expressed to everyone who donated goods to raffle, and food to eat, and the many volunteers who helped on the day.
Twelve members attended the Hospital Auxiliary meeting on May 25 which discussed the business of the day, including the proposed Charity Golf Day.
Members have volunteered to be available for the hospital’s on-call days over the long weekend, to help with meals and company for residents in the event of staff being busy with emergency situations.
Notice was given of the AGM of the Auxiliary, which will be August 24.
The recent Combined Schools Athletic Carnival held at Monash Park was a great success, thanks in no small part to the organisational skills of Mrs Marshall (St Joseph’s School) and Mrs Browning (Jerilderie Public).
Parents and community members also contributed to the great day by volunteering for various jobs associated with the carnival.
Jerilderie Public School results included Algudgerie House winning on the day.
Minor champions were Zoe Bassett and Evan Lawton, with runners-up Sama Sward and Jamie Winn. Junior champs were Chelsea Winn and Dan Eldridge, with runners-up Joselyn Hurd and Tuki Parsons.
Eleven year champions were Ellie Simp- son and Georgia Linder Mason, with Joe Martin and Toby Hurd runners-up.
Senior champions were Lucy Simpson and Cruz Nash, with Harmony Patu and Travis Lawton runners-up.
Winners for St Joseph’s were Lachlan Wells (junior boy) and Georgia Belling (jnr girl); Tex Flack (senior boy) and Amelia Wells (snr girl).
A number of long-held records at St Joseph’s were broken on the day.
Twenty St Joseph’s athletes have qualified for the Deanery Carnival which will be held in Finley on June 21.
More than 50 people attended the thank you dinner organised by the Public School P&C for Victoria Bryce and Rhonda Bryce, held recently at the Colony Inn Hotel.
Although unable to attend, former principal Brian Nethery sent an apology and a note of thanks to the retiring staff members.
Several speakers on the night also thanked Victoria and Rhonda for their many years of service to the school and community.
Older residents of Jerilderie would have noted the death notice in last week’s SRN of Viola (Vi) Jones, a former resident of Jerilderie.
Vi died at Coffs Harbour on May 17 after a short illness, with a funeral service held on May 19. Sympathy is extended to her family.
Jerilderie Red Cross will be hosting a Car Boot Sale this Sunday at the home of Mary Catena, 101 Jerilderie St.
The day will run from 9am until 3pm, and there will be a sausage sizzle and drinks available. People are invited to bring along their ‘Trash and Treasure’ on the day and pay $10 for a site. Everyone is most welcome.
Jerilderie Tidy Towns members will meet tomorrow from 6pm to 7pm in ‘the office’ at Luke Park. New members would be welcomed with open arms.