Kate qualifies for state carnival
Congratulations to Sacred Heart School’s Kate Purtill with her third placing in the discus event at the Mackillop trials held at Homebush, Sydney last week.
Kate threw a massive 24.03m and will now go on to compete in the State PSSA Athletics Championships to be held over October 31 and November 1 at Homebush.
A wonderful effort Kate, well done.
First Holy Communion was celebrated at the 8.30am mass on Sunday.
Receiving this Sacrament were Millie Almond, Ella Baldwin, Maddison Cummins, Charlie Haynes, Hannah Hetherington, Ella Hollister, Charles Johnson, Victoria Kakono, Cooper Mangion, Molly McLeod and George Wiles.
Tocumwal Public School’s presentation at the Tocumwal War Memorial Hall on Thursday night was a show stopper.
The Kinder ‘Space Travellers’ started the show and brought a huge response from the audience as they romped and stomped their way on the stage in their Alfoil covered bike helmets.
Each class undertook, in song and dance, to portray a time in history to the gathered crowd of parents, grandparents, siblings and friends, giving a wacky view of time through the generations from dinosaurs, Tutankhamen, to Buddy Holly and Ned Kelly.
A great night was had by all thanks to the hard work of the kids and the enterprising teachers involved in the show’s production.
The next event run by the TPS P&C will be a billy cart race at the school towards the end of October when the raffle for the pizza oven will be drawn.
The first Tocumwal Foreshore Market of the season went off without a hitch and the weather gods were very kind to the organisers once again.
The visitors from down south took full use of the AFL Grand Final long weekend to get out of town and enjoy some fresh country air and many of them were at the market.
Vendors were very happy with the turn out and some people sold out early.
Well done to the organisers and there was a bit of a facelift to the market with new products and displays adding interest.
And it would appear that people are getting the message about no dogs at the market.
The Combined Churches Drought Aid street stall was held on Saturday morning in Deniliquin St outside the supermarket.
There were plenty of helpers and a well stocked stall when your correspondent dropped off some produce. The total of the taking was an amazing $1350.
The raffle was won by Rosemary McCaw from Finley
Look no further than your local library for holiday fun for your children.
Tocumwal Library will have craft sessions on Thursday October 4 and 11.
First week the kids will be making Dream Catchers and then the next week they will be learning Macrame.
Sessions start at 10.30am and you will need to book in at the library. All resources provided.
The staff and residents of the Lions Community Hostel recently had a very successful street stall raising more than $900.
They say a big thank you to all who supported them to make that amount. The winner of their raffle was Margery Boyce.
A reminder of the artist tutored workshop being held by the Tocumwal Art Group on November 10 at the Memorial Hall in Deniliquin St, Tocumwal.
There is a $30 fee and participants will start with a charcoal sketch and progress to a landscape painting.
This is a course for beginners who will gain greatly from the tutoring. Book your spot on the day with Sue Machin.
CanAssist held their annual branch meeting on September 14 and elected a new committee.
The president is Sandy Drysdale, vice president Len Soule and treasurer Margery Boyce.
After the meeting the group listened to Jamie Haynes speak on the importance of exercise and movement and its positive effects on life in general.
CanAssist Tocumwal meets on the second Friday of the month at 2pm at the Tocumwal Golf and Bowls Club and all are welcome.
The next meeting is on October 7 and you can phone 0467 926 557 for more information.
Spring is in the air again and that means the season is the reason for the Optimists Spring Luncheon, held at the Tocumwal Golf and Bowls Club on Thursday October 18 from noon to 3pm.
This year’s guest speaker is Margaret Rying and her ‘Travel Tales’. Margaret has spent many years as a world travel guide with Cathay Pacific and hearing her travel stories is almost as good as being there.
Book a ticket or book a table for $40 per person at Tocumwal Antiques and Tea Rooms. Phone 5874 2336.
As the weather warms up it is the right time to be thinking about doing something in the evenings and one fun way to enjoy daylight savings is to join Barefoot Bowls at the Tocumwal Golf and Bowls Club.
The first week will be a fun lesson and practice night on the October 8.
Make up a team of three, and wear flat soled shoes.
Thanks to the Strawberry Fields Community Grant there are new bowls available for loan but it’s ‘first in first served’, so be early.
Remember Monday evenings at 5.45 for a 6.30 start. Sorry, no teams accepted after 6pm.
Long-time residents will remember Ron and Shirley Crawford who resided in Tocumwal for over 30 years before advancing age forced them to move to Northern NSW to be closer to their son.
Ron, who had been an upholsterer all his working life, had a small business at their home in Calaway St.
Recently your correspondent was alerted to Ron’s death, in the Port Macquarie area, where they had retired.
Snakes are out and about and there have been cases of untethered dogs being bitten.
Please keep your dog on the leash as you walk our streets as it is much safer. Your dog is less likely to be hit by a vehicle.
Snake bite treatment is very expensive and a leg pinning after a motor vehicle accident won’t leave you much change from $2000.
(Back, from left) Millie Almond and Fr Stephen Onyewkere; (middle, from left) Charlie Haynes, Cooper Magion, Charles Johnson, Maddison Cummins and Ella Baldwin; (front) George Wiles, Molly McLeod, Ella Hollister, Hannah Hetherington and Victoria Kakano.
Deslee Young and her life drawing will be at the art show in November.