Love project in final stretch
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.