Fo­cus on dads, drought re­lief help

Southern Riverina news - - NEWS - Anne Jones

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.