Love project in fi­nal stretch

Southern Riverina news - - BUILDING & RENOVATION - Anne Jones

Tocumwal Knit­ters and Knat­ters can see the fin­ish line for the Wraps-with-Love com­pe­ti­tion, but they have been training well and will last the dis­tance.

They have been knit­ting and cro­chet­ing over the past 12 months to pre­pare them­selves for those last minute ad­di­tions to the huge num­ber of blan­kets they have been mak­ing.

Th­ese gor­geous cre­ations are made for the cold peo­ple in our na­tion and over­seas.

We have all been ex­pe­ri­enc­ing cold weather here lately but we have warm homes to go to each night.

Imagine if you were un­able to find shel­ter as a home­less per­son.

Wouldn’t you want a colour­ful warm rug from Wraps-with-Love?

Thanks to the yarn artists of the Ber­ri­gan Shire and across Aus­tralia many of th­ese poor cold peo­ple will be much warmer with thou­sands of rugs made this year.

There is al­ways a need and you can help out by go­ing along to the Tocumwal Li­brary each Thurs­day af­ter­noon and cro­chet­ing or knit­ting squares.

Don't know how? The ex­pe­ri­enced ladies there can teach you a new skill.

Or you might have an un­wanted stash of yarn you could do­nate as they are al­ways in need of re­sources.

On Tues­day, Au­gust 15 it will be 121 years since the open­ing of the Ber­ri­gan Cof­fee Palace, and you are in­vited to join in on an evening with the au­thor of the book based on this es­tab­lish­ment at Ber­ri­gan Li­brary.

The writer, Adele Ogier Jones, will be there to ad­dress the gath­er­ing from 6pm to 8pm.

Guests will re­ceive soup and sand­wiches on ar­rival be­fore the talk.

Adele will chat with guests later over cof­fee and cake.

The cost is $15 per per­son and tick­ets are avail­able at your lo­cal Ber­ri­gan Shire li­brary.

Re­fresh­ments will be pro­vided by the Timor-Leste Ex­pe­ri­ence 2018 stu­dents who are rais­ing funds to take much-needed med­i­cal sup­plies to this com­mu­nity.

Old Wop­er­ana is hav­ing a lit­tle break dur­ing the cold win­ter weather but will be back in time for spring.

They re­open in time for the school hol­i­days, which be­gin Fri­day, Septem­ber 22.

By then there may be more baby an­i­mals to join the ones who send their love to you from Old Wop­er­ana.

Plans for a spring wel­com­ing Fore­shore Mar­ket are be­lieved to be un­der­way, and your correspondent be­lieves that Mr Bow­man has some­thing up his sleeve for this date — Satur­day, Septem­ber 30, which is the NSW Labour Day week­end.

An­nie McLeod is be­com­ing a very ac­com­plished young pub­lic speaker and her lat­est venture was to win an award from the Vic­to­rian Pro Golf As­so­ci­a­tion.

An­nie’s pre­sen­ta­tion was on Kar­rie Webb, and for her out­stand­ing ren­di­tion she has won a trip to the Vic PGA.

Thanks to Rod Booth and Nick and Chris from PGA who alerted An­nie to the com­pe­ti­tion.

Trig­ger Gym is the place to be, not just to get fit but to en­sure your bal­ance and sta­bil­ity which is so im­por­tant as we age.

Jamie has classes for his golden girls and boys on Mon­days and Wed­nes­days in the morn­ings and af­ter­noons.

Ev­ery­one in the class is sur­prised how a lit­tle reg­u­lar weekly ses­sion can im­prove core strength and bal­ance.

And there are tips on car­ry­ing your gro­ceries safely as well.

Re­mem­ber Probus on the sec­ond Thurs­day of the month, which for Au­gust will be the 10th.

Held in the beau­ti­ful footy pav­il­ion over- look­ing our mighty Murray River, Probus is a chance for retired per­sons to get to­gether and have fun while keep­ing their men­tal health on the up and up.

It seems it is all hap­pen­ing in Septem­ber. With the re­turn of spring and warmer weather, the town will be brim­ming with ac­tiv­i­ties.

This year the Tocumwal Girls’ Shed and the Tocumwal Sew ‘n’ Sews are com­bin­ing to fa­cil­i­tate the Very Snug­gly Baby Quilts project on Septem­ber 18.

And there is a change of venue, with the day to be held at the Murray Bor­der Fly­ing Club rooms at the his­toric Tocumwal aero­drome.

Patch­work­ers of the district are in­vited to par­tic­i­pate to make quilts for sick kids in the Royal Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal Mel­bourne.

Some peo­ple are al­ready work­ing on lit­tle quilts, quilt tops and blocks for the day which is a fun time for all. Bring along your mug, ma­chine and lunch and get sew­ing.

As we have all seen the river is very low at present and it’s a great place to ex­plore.

The McCal­lum fam­ily were re­cently crawl­ing around over sub­merged logs in the river and hav­ing a great time, but were dis­gusted by the amount of rub­bish they found sub­merged in the mud

When you toss rub­bish in the river it might be out of sight and out of mind but it never goes away.

Please dis­pose of your garbage cor­rectly.

It’s good to see that the use of reusable bags is catch­ing on in our su­per­mar­ket.

Ev­ery plas­tic bag that can be saved from land­fill is a small vic­tory for the planet. Hope you are play­ing your part.

To those driv­ers who still can’t see the white lines down the mid­dle of De­niliquin St, a small re­minder about eye test­ing and 20/20 vi­sion needed for your li­cence.

The river is drop­ping, ex­pos­ing logs that chil­dren en­joy climb­ing on.

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