Focus on dads, drought relief help
Tomorrow the fabulous Tocumwal Public School P&C has organised a Father’s Day stall.
Students will be given the opportunity to purchase a gift for their special dad, or relatives. Gift prices will range from $1 to $5.
There has been an overwhelming response to the TPS ‘Donations for the Farmers’ appeal it has been running over the last two weeks.
The weather shed is growing every few days, as donations keep coming in from all the classes.
Thank you to all families for their generosity, it is amazing!
On Monday there was a handover ceremony.
Representatives from the Sporties and the Lions Club were on hand to receive and collect the donated items and distribute the goods to the ‘Need for Feed Disaster Relief Fund’ to farmers in NSW struggling with the effects of prolonged drought.
Tocumwal Public School took 29 students to Finley on Friday, August 17 to compete in the Finley Zone Athletics Carnival.
The behaviour and sportsmanship of all students was exceptional, as were the efforts that all students put into their events.
The school had many students finish in first place which automatically qualifies them for the Riverina Athletics Carnival.
TPS performed brilliantly throughout the whole carnival.
To top off a great day Logan White and Tahlia Pate received Finley Zone Age Group awards.
TPS has 20 students who have qualified in 20 events to attend the PSSA Riverina Regional Athletics Carnival at Alexander Park in Albury this Friday.
We wish you the best of luck as you represent Tocumwal PS and the Finley Zone PSSA at the next level.
The TPS P&C would like to say a huge thank you to Robyn Groutsch and Kim Sutton.
Robyn has taken charge of the five cent tins that you see around town. She makes sure the money is collected and tins replaced when necessary.
Kim is responsible for collecting and adding up the IGA dockets to ensure the school receives regular donations from the local supermarket.
By doing these thankless tasks Kim and Robyn ensure that TPS has extra money for valuable resources for the kids.
On Monday, Tocumwal had a visit from the My Health crew who were here to allay people’s worries about the implementation of the eHealth Record Sharing.
Since it was first mooted, the concept of My Health has changed dramatically with its implementation delayed until October and data only recoverable by court order.
Tocumwal Local Health Advisory Committee assisted with the two days of information sessions held in our War Memorial Hall.
This year’s Father’s Day Breakfast at Sacred Heart School will be held this Friday, August 31 from 7.30am in the senior room.
The school is looking for volunteers to help serve the breakfast. If you are available please leave your details with Therese in the office.
The Cupcake Day at Sacred Heart School in aid of the RSPCA was a great success and the students received a lovely thank you certificate from the RSPCA for raising money to help stop cruelty to animals.
Thank you from Annie McLeod to all those who supported the RSPCA cause by buying cupcakes at the stall. The total raised was $357.
It was a big week in the McLeod household with Annie’s little sister Molly representing Tocumwal in the Lions Junior Public Speaking competition over the weekend.
Molly won the zone final of the Year 3 & 4 section with the topic ‘ My Favourite Place’.
The Palms Pub had their first fishing competition on Sunday.
Publicans Sharon and Don put up the $200 prizemoney and there was a great deal of enthusiasm.
More the 30 anglers joined the competition but it was Mark O’Hora who walked away with the big prize when he weighed in with a 56cm cod.
Three young people received encouragement trophies for their fishing efforts – Heath and Emily Mansell and Coen Baldwin.
Tocumwal Golf and Bowls Club recently hosted the annual Legacy Golf Day, with funds raised going to Yarrawonga Cobram Legacy.
Donations from the players were added to by the club patrons when the players came back to the clubhouse.
There was good participation in the raffle of items donated by local businesses with super support from Tocumwal IGA and Haynes Butchery. Prize winners were Bev Campbell (leg of lamb) and Cheryl Hart (grocery tray).
A special thanks is extended to Kath Garnaut who donated her nearest the pin prize to Legacy.
The Tocumwal branch of Legacy has been raising funds for the charity for more than 20 years, a record of which the members can be rightly proud.
Come on, get the blue suede shoes on and head down to the Old Bowls Club as Rock & Roll classes are being held there.
Starting Tuesday, September 4, the classes will run every Tuesday for six weeks. Look at it as exercise to music while you have fun.
Arrive at 6.45pm for a 7pm start for the one hour lessons. Couples and singles welcome. Call Anne Crawford on 0478 225 598 for more.
Palms Hotel publican Don Smith with fishing competition encouragement trophy recipients Heath and Emily Mansell and Coen Baldwin.