Healthy turnout for Health Service fundraiser
The Jerilderie Hospital Auxiliary novelty golf/bowls day on Sunday at the Sports Club was a great success.
A beautiful day drew around 40 golfers and 20 bowlers, plus other supporters for this Health Service fundraiser.
The inaugural winners of the Willandra Perpetual Cup were team ‘Lozza’ — Laurie Blackmore, Faith Bryce, John Bryce and Richard Wright. Runners-up were Steve Dalgliesh, Ian Taylor and James Gilligan.
Junior winners were Nick Baldwin, Jade Buckley and Harrison Bradford.
Ian Taylor and Faith Bryce were the longest drive winners. Jamie Wilkinson and Jenny Pitt were nearest the pin winners. Ian Taylor also won the straight drive.
Peter Anthony and Lucy Sweeney were winners in the bowls, with runners-up Fred Scammell and Rachel Kershaw. Other bowls prizes went to Rhonda Bryce and Robyn Arnold, Fran Leahy and Mick Baldwin, and Alan Knight and Jenny Ryan.
A couple of guessing games — ‘name the clever bear’ and ‘guess the number of golf balls, tees, and chocolates in the jar’ — created quite a bit of amusement and frustration.
Harrison Bradford won the bear, correctly picking the name Einstein, and Rhonda Bryce correctly guessed two out of the three items in the jar, winning the golf balls, tees and chocolates.
Auxiliary president Nancy Locke was delighted with the outcome of the day.
Thanks were expressed to the Auxiliary and golf club members who supplied light refreshments, the Lions club for manning their caravan on the course, and to everyone who attended.
Thanks to the people who generously donated goods and services for the continu- ous raffle, which had around 50 individual prizes.
There were also a number of generous cash donations, and in total the day raised over $2000.
The lovely spring weather was also ideal for the annual Kids Fishing Day run by the local Fishing Club at Lake Jerilderie on Sunday.
Sixty-two kids and many young families enjoyed the surrounds of Luke Park and the lake; from early observations it was a very successful day.
The Hospital Auxiliary members held their last Blumes Fashions showing for the year last Thursday at the Community Centre.
Winner of the lucky door prize was Kath Angove, and Debbie Ryan won the raffle. Thanks to all those people who supported the day by baking, coming along to enjoy the morning, or purchasing items.
Jerilderie Hospital residents are planning to establish a Craft Group, and are seeking unwanted buttons and artificial flowers to get their activities up and running.
If any community members have button jars full of odd buttons which they no longer have a use for, or artificial flowers which may have outlived their popularity, donations may be left in a box at the Jerilderie Newsagency.
The Jerilderie Flower Show will be held in the Civic Hall on October 27. Schedules of entries and attractions are available in shops around town.
There will be opportunities to buy gifts for Christmas at many of the stalls on the day. Children from the two schools and preschool will be providing entertainment.
If you have any knives that need sharpening there will be a knife sharpener on duty during the day.
Do you have any old gumboots? Don’t throw them out — this year there is a novelty section for Decorated Gumboot!
Admission to the flower show is $2, lunch will be $15, and afternoon tea $5.
Tidy Towns garden judging will be taking place around Jerilderie up to October 21. Categories this year are best overall garden, best new garden, most colourful garden, best business garden, best government garden, best back yard garden (by appointment).
Results will be announced at the Flower Show.
Please contact Ian Sneddon on 5886 1750, or Sadie Herrick 5886 1771, if you would like to share your back garden with the judges.
Has your family suddenly found a fishing rod, or rods, in its possession, where once there was none?
Six fishing rods were removed from a building site at 40 Bolton St, after a recent break-in at a storage shed on the block.
The owner of the rods would appreciate their return, and is prepared to take the matter no further if the rods are returned to the block in Bolton St as soon as possible.
The Jerilderie Cricket Club is joining a host of sports clubs around the countryside acknowledging their champion players and administrators.
Joining the list of ‘ Legends’ is former Jerilderie cricketer Mark Baldwin, who was inducted as the first Legend of the Murray Valley Cricket Association, at a Hall of Fame night held at the Barooga Golf Club.
Over a long history of sporting achievements with the Jerilderie Cricket club, including winning seven Guthrie Medals, Mark, now 53, was the first inductee into the Hall of Fame during the 2009/10 season. He retired when he was 46.
Mark’s proud parents, Reg and Val, 10 family members, and a few Jerilderie cricketers were among the 150 guests on Saturday night, to see him acknowledged as a legend.
Four inductees to the Hall of Fame were also introduced during the evening.
Best wishes to Richard and Ann Wright for their 50th wedding anniversary on October 20.
Richard and Ann’s family will be gathering to celebrate this milestone over the coming weekend.
Jacqui and Kel Robertson will be hosting an evening at 7pm tomorrow, October 19, at 40 Jerilderie St, next to the Post Office.
Guest speaker will be Pastor Jonah Kawere who will be speaking about his work in the slums of Kampala, Africa. You are invited to share this evening, which is sponsored by Ignite Life Church, Yarrawonga.
You may also like to take a plate to share for supper.
Chrissy Ellis, Joy Knight and Lyn James at the Jerilderie Hospital Auxiliary golf/ bowls day.