South Americans stop to see our sheep
On Sunday, in lovely spring weather, a group of 34 men and women from Uruguay, South America, came through Jerilderie from Wagga, on a sheep and wool tour.
The group, which included scientists, farmers and members of co-operatives, first visited Yanko Station, and then came on to Jerilderie for the day.
Their first port of call in town was the Council Chambers where the visitors were fascinated by the Indigenous Dot Painting, the story of which was explained to them by Sos Hawkins and Tianni Given.
After lunch in Luke Park the group was joined by Ross Wells who showed them merinos up on the plains, and at Willandra.
They also observed a very good dry land crop during this part of the tour.
The travellers were apparently in raptures as they walked past Beth and Roy’s garden at Ye Olde Bank in town, and equally delighted with the roses in the Willandra garden, where they were treated to afternoon tea under the shade of well-established trees.
Even if the weather can’t quite make up its mind whether it is spring or not, Jerilderie is certainly presenting a warm and colourful face to passing traffic.
The coloured banners in the main street have attracted some interest.
The long weekend for Victoria resulted in many visitors coming through, or staying for a few days in our attractive little town.
On Saturday morning there was even a young busker singing outside IGA, receiving generous responses from the locals, and keeping Lions Club people entertained while they sold tickets in their Melbourne Cup Calcutta. will be held on November 24, at the Civic Hall.
Tickets for the dinner are $50, which includes a two course meal, with bar available.
Book at the Jerilderie office of Murrumbidgee Council.
Students are reminded that entries for the Sir John Monash Education bursary, valued at $2,000, close this Friday.
Full details of the bursary application requirements, can be found on Council’s website – www.murrumbidgee.nsw.gov.au
The winner will be announced at the dinner on November 24.
On November 23 the Jerilderie Hospital Auxiliary will hold its last meeting for the year at Rita & Guy’s Chinese Restaurant at the Sports Club.
Lunch will be at 12.30pm followed by the meeting.
Please advise Judy on 5886 1241 by Friday, November 17, if you will be attending for lunch.
Both schools will be joining forces for a fun family social night at the Jerilderie Sports Club, this Friday, starting at 6pm.
Activities will include lawn bowls, board games, and other things.
Parents and grandparents are invited to participate, even if you just want to enjoy a quiet meal in the restaurant while others are being more energetic.
This school term is busy with Kinder transition days at both primary schools, and the Pre-school holding its final orientation days on November 10 and 17. Contact Bek Salter on 5886 1770 for more information.
St Joseph’s School community will be holding a farewell for Mandy Catena on December 1, at the Colony Inn Hotel, from 6pm.
More information from Karen Sleeman. (Peter)
Thank you to the Jerilderie residents who bought raffle tickets at the Town Garage Sale Day and through Murrumbidgee Shire Offices.
The raffle raised over $800 with unfortunately no Jerilderie winners.