Open in­vite for fes­ti­val tour, din­ner

Southern Riverina news - - NEWS - Anne Jones

Or­gan­is­ers of the Straw­berry Fields Fes­ti­val in­vite you to a free com­mu­nity bar­be­cue and tour of the fes­ti­val site on Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 15 — the evening be­fore the fes­ti­val of­fi­cially opens.

Open to all ages, the af­ter­noon will be a great way for lo­cals to get an in­sight into all the hard work that goes into hold­ing the event each year.

There will be guided tours by the fes­ti­val di­rec­tors — Tara Ben­ney, Billy Staughton and El­liot Roth­field — who will be on hand to meet and greet all who at­tend.

They will show them around the world­class de­sign of the fes­ti­val site and the fes­ti­val lay­out, and an­swer any ques­tions about the fes­ti­val.

A gold coin do­na­tion for the bar­be­cue is wel­comed, with pro­ceeds go­ing di­rectly into the Straw­berry Fields Com­mu­nity Fund which is then dis­trib­uted lo­cally.

It will be held from 5.30pm to 8pm at the Lower River Rd fes­ti­val site (gates be­fore Tay­lors Rd). Am­ple park­ing space will be pro­vided.

To RSVP, or if you have any ques­tions, feel free to phone Straw­berry Fields me­dia of­fi­cer So­phie Burge on 0428 381 269 or email lo­cal@straw­

Two weeks ago, Toc Tells ran the fol­low­ing mes­sage:

‘‘Meals on Wheels vol­un­teers are needed to de­liver meals in Tocumwal once a month.

‘‘Due to a re­cent drop in vol­un­teer num­bers, new vol­un­teers are needed to fill the ros­ter and en­sure the con­tin­u­a­tion of this valu­able ser­vice.

‘‘If you would like to vol­un­teer please call 5883 2044 to reg­is­ter your in­ter­est.”

Thanks to our won­der­ful read­ers, two lovely peo­ple have come for­ward. But two more are needed to fill the ros­ter. Can you do it? It’s only once a month. Ring Kim Arnold on the above num­ber.

Tocumwal’s Big Week­end starts early this Fri­day with the open­ing and pre­view of the Shabby Chic Art Show, on at 6pm to 8pm in the Tocumwal War Me­mo­rial Hall.

There will be drinks and nib­bles, a silent auc­tion and live mu­sic.

RSVP to Lynne Ge­orge at Tocumwal An­tiques and Tea­rooms, on 5874 2336.

As the Shabby Chic Art Show pro­ceeds into Satur­day it will be ac­com­pa­nied by live mu­sic from Zafra, who will be play­ing im­pro­vi­sa­tional blues funk fu­sion mu­sic in the main hall.

Th­ese young play­ers are mu­sic stu­dents from Syd­ney so come in and meet the band and hear this tal­ented group play and give them a warm coun­try wel­come. The Art Show is on Sun­day as well.

Be at the Tocumwal Fore­shore on Satur­day for Mr Bow­man’s lat­est of­fer­ing in his se­ries of Fore­shore Mar­kets.

It is sure to be a block­buster to match the last mar­ket on the Oc­to­ber long week­end.

Here is your chance to do some Christ­mas shop­ping or per­haps se­lect some plants to get your gar­den look­ing great for Christ­mas which is only seven weeks away.

And come back to the fore­shore by the stage on Sun­day morn­ing to join in the Big Break­fast.

In pre­vi­ous years a record 780 peo­ple sat down to munch on break­fast foods pro­vided by Tocumwal’s finest vol­un­teers rep­re­sent­ing sport­ing clubs, schools and aux­il­iaries.

There will be Mad Hat­ter char­ac­ters min­gling with the din­ers and a won­der­ful sto­ry­teller for the young ones.

And Zafra will be play­ing their spe­cial kind of blues funk fu­sion mu­sic.

Bring a chair or hire one for the morn­ing for a gold coin do­na­tion

Then af­ter a lovely break­fast make sure you visit the Lions Club Hos­tel Fete in Adams Street for more fun and bar­gains.

They al­ways have the best cake stall as well as bric-a-brac, books and the plants are the cheap­est any­where with a lot of pop­u­lar suc­cu­lents.

For lunch there is a bar­be­cue and pan­cakes and a spin­ning wheel which is a lot of fun and the prizes are grand.

This is a short fete so don’t be late.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Ron Ha­ley who has been in­ducted into the Mur­ray Val­ley Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion’s Hall of Fame.

Ron has given much to com­mu­nity cricket over many years and it is nice to see his con­tri­bu­tion ac­knowl­edged.

Thanks to the help of four mem­bers and two hus­bands, the Tocumwal Girls’ Shed man­aged to move their store of re­sources into a new site within the old Bowls Club.

This has come about since the east end of the build­ing has been rented which is a very ex­cit­ing oc­cur­rence, as it means the build­ing will be get­ting more use.

Other ar­eas of the build­ing are avail­able for rent by con­tact­ing the Tocumwal Lions Club.

Tocumwal Girls’ Shed mem­bers had a very suc­cess­ful dye­ing day on Oc­to­ber 26 at the home of Joy and Max Palmer. Eleven par­tic­i­pants un­der­took low water im­mer­sion dye­ing and made some very colour­ful sam­ples for their fu­ture quilts.

Af­ter lunch they tried shav­ing cream mar­bling and then when the sun came out they used so­lar dyes to good ef­fect.

Ev­ery­one who was there had a won­der­ful time and de­cided to en­sure they made some­thing with their cre­ations very soon.

A lady found a blue tie on Hut­son’s Road, which is con­tin­u­a­tion of Hen­nessy Street to the aero­drome, and it can be picked up at the Tocumwal Vis­i­tor In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre dur­ing open­ing hours.

This tie is pos­si­bly a school tie, but not from a lo­cal school.

Tocumwal Lions do­nated a state of the art cardiac de­fib­ril­la­tor to the com­mu­nity and ran an in­for­ma­tion and train­ing night at the rail­way sta­tion on Thurs­day.

There was a ca­pac­ity crowd there to hear and learn from Bron­wyn McKen­zie of Ex­tend Med­i­cal Train­ing, on how to use the ma­chine.

The de­fib­ril­la­tor — which will be kept at the IGA in De­niliquin St — is an ex­tremely in­tel­li­gent ma­chine which tells the op­er­a­tor what to do and any­one can use it.

Af­ter the train­ing the at­ten­dees were re­warded with a fa­mous Lions Club sup­per.

Sun Lui us­ing the de­fib­ril­la­tor.

Gary Beer at de­fib­ril­la­tor train­ing.

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