Big Brunch to be held at race­course

Southern Riverina news - - NEWS - Anne Jones

You can help raise funds for drought relief by go­ing along to the 2018 Big Brunch.

The Big Break­fast has mor­phed into the Big Brunch at a more civilised time of 11am to 3pm on Novem­ber 4.

The com­mit­tee has changed the venue to the race­course this year — and hope­fully this year only — with Fore­shore Ren­o­va­tions ex­pected to be fin­ished Novem­ber 2019.

Come along this year and en­joy some de­li­cious food and drinks at the race­course in sup­port of your lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions and busi­nesses.

There will be live acous­tic mu­sic from Nathan Ha­ley to en­ter­tain.

There will also be lots of free ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing a jump­ing cas­tle, train rides, face paint­ing and much more.

Bald­win’s Buses will be pro­vid­ing a free shut­tle bus ser­vice from the Post Of­fice at 11am and again at mid­day, and re­turn at 2pm and 3pm to town.

Tick­ets can be pre-pur­chased from the Tocumwal Vis­i­tor In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre, which also gives you en­try into a draw to win one of two dou­ble mem­ber­ships to the Race Club.

This prize will be drawn on Satur­day, Novem­ber 3.

Your en­try fee of $2 goes straight to drought relief.

The Tocumwal Arts Group held a pop-up art show on Septem­ber 30 called ‘Strik­ing a Pose’.

It con­sisted of works done by the group’s mem­bers since early this year un­der the guid­ance of Sue Machin.

So far the group has been un­der­tak­ing life draw­ing, some­times with still ob­jects and at oth­ers with a live model.

Vis­i­tors were im­pressed with the qual­ity of work on show.

Ber­ri­gan Shire has 15 places re­served for the Port­sea Camp on Wed­nes­day, Jan­uary 11 next year for chil­dren aged nine to 12.

The cost of $343 in­cludes trans­port to and from Port­sea.

Ap­pli­ca­tion forms are at the coun­cil of­fice, at 56 Chanter St, Ber­ri­gan, or call Karen Hanna on 5888 5100.

The Ed­ward River Art So­ci­ety in­vites you to at­tend its art ex­hi­bi­tion which opened on Oc­to­ber 4 and will close Oc­to­ber 31.

It is be­ing held at the Pep­pin Her­itage Cen­tre in De­niliquin and open daily.

What could be nicer than a trip to De­niliquin for lunch at The Cross­ing Cafe and take in the art show at the Pep­pin Cen­tre?

Probus Club meets again this Thurs­day at the footy pavil­ion, with a mys­tery guest speaker to en­ter­tain mem­bers.

If you are new to town or know of new peo­ple in town, in­vite them along to Probus.

It can be hard for some peo­ple to fit into liv­ing in a small coun­try town and they may need some en­cour­age­ment.

Probus is look­ing for­ward to some very so­cially ac­tive times ahead with Christ­mas Din­ner at the Old Bank, the Novem­ber meet­ing to be held at the Kingswood Mo­tel with lunch to fol­low and a visit to Glo­ria’s gar­den to view her beau­ti­ful irises in town.

This is the last week of NSW school hol­i­days and the fi­nal week of hol­i­day pro­gram fun at the li­brary.

This week the chil­dren will be learn­ing Macrame. Pro­gram starts at 10.30am Thurs­day, and all re­sources pro­vided.

The kids had a ball last week mak­ing very high stan­dard dream catch­ers.

Septem­ber 30 was a big day for 11 young Tocumwal chil­dren from Sa­cred Heart School as their First Holy Com­mu­nion was cel­e­brated at the 8.30am Mass in St Peter’s Church on that Sun­day.

Re­ceiv­ing the 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.

Fam­ily and friends packed St Peter’s Church to see the young ones take this big step in their lives.

Af­ter­wards the First Com­mu­ni­cants and the con­gre­ga­tion gath­ered in the school hall for re­fresh­ments and to cut the First Holy Com­mu­nion Cake.

The Can As­sist Tocumwal branch will be hold­ing its branch meet­ing this Fri­day at 1.30pm, at the Tocumwal Golf and Bowls Club. It will be fol­lowed by an af­ter­noon tea at 2pm.

Guest speaker will be Michelle Parish, a McGrath breast care nurse for the Goul­burn Val­ley. All are wel­come to at­tend.

Can As­sist is the only char­ity in Aus­tralia ded­i­cated solely to help­ing coun­try peo­ple af­fected by can­cer, by en­sur­ing they are given the same op­por­tu­ni­ties as those who live in the city cen­tres.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion you can call 0467 926 557.

Drought man­age­ment work­shops are be­ing held across Oc­to­ber and Novem­ber cov­er­ing all ar­eas of the Mur­ray re­gion.

The work­shops will ad­dress de­ci­sion mak­ing, nu­tri­tion and an­i­mal health and op­por­tu­ni­ties for both stock and crops head­ing into late spring and sum­mer.

There will be var­i­ous speak­ers in­clud­ing vet­eri­nar­i­ans and agri­cul­tural spe­cial­ists.

The clos­est work­shop is at the Jer­ilderie Sports/Golf Club on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 15 from 9am to 1pm.

Please RSVP by to­mor­row, for cater­ing pur­poses.

This is a free event with food and re­fresh­ments pro­vided, so please ring (03) 5881 9900 or 0447 440 375, or email admin.mur­ray@lls.nsw.gov.au.

The Tocumwal War Memo­rial Hall an­nual gen­eral meet­ing will be held Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 25 from 7pm at the hall. All mem­bers of the pub­lic are in­vited to at­tend.

The Aus­tralian Crick­eters’ As­so­ci­a­tion (ACA) is send­ing a team of for­mer and cur­rent Aus­tralian crick­eters to Co­bramBa­rooga.

They will take on a rep­re­sen­ta­tive team of lo­cal crick­eters in an ac­tion-packed Twenty20 game, un­der lights at the Ba­rooga Recre­ation Re­serve on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 26.

Head­lin­ing the ACA team will be cur­rent Big Bash and for­mer Aus­tralian play­ers John Hast­ings and Alex Black­well.

Also con­firmed to be play­ing are Wayne Phillips, Ju­lia Price and Ryan Side­bot­tom.

The tour will also in­clude coach­ing clin­ics, com­mu­nity vis­its, a cor­po­rate golf day and a func­tion the night be­fore the game.

The ACA Mas­ters is sup­ported by the Co­bram Ba­rooga Busi­ness and Tourism, Moira Shire Coun­cil, Ber­ri­gan Shire Coun­cil and Mur­ray Val­ley Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion. Ber­ri­gan Shire Mayor Matthew Han­nan will be toss­ing the coin.

It’s about to re­ally start in the next cou­ple of weeks - the ren­o­va­tions to the Tocumwal Fore­shore that is.

The shire’s blue trac­tor was hard at work last week re­mov­ing the play equip­ment and the big yel­low posts, and now we’re get­ting ex­cited.

We will be see­ing some real ac­tion soon and Toc Tells will keep you posted week by week on the progress of the splash park and other bits and pieces.

How are you han­dling day­light sav­ings so far? Are you en­joy­ing that ex­tra hour of sun­shine?

A tip for your next cam­pout, which you might have thanks to day­light sav­ing.

If you add rose­mary or laven­der to the camp­fire you can help to keep mos­qui­toes and other bugs at bay.

And it smells bet­ter than some of the cans of spray re­pel­lent.

The tire­less work­ers of the Boomerang Bag group will be back at work in the Tocumwal War Memo­rial Hall on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 21.

Thanks to their ef­forts and the fact that the su­per­mar­kets are not giv­ing out free plas­tic bags, there is far less waste go­ing to land­fill.

Boomerang Bags are given out free of charge, on a reg­u­lar ba­sis from a stall in front of the su­per­mar­ket, once stocks have been built up.

You can do your part in keep­ing plas­tics out of land­fill by us­ing a reusable bag or Boomerang Bag to carry your shop­ping.

It is not nec­es­sary to line bins with plas­tic lin­ers, when a cou­ple of sheets of junk mail in the base of the bin works very well.

Junk mail can have an­other use, thereby sav­ing you money and sav­ing the planet.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Liddy and Len Soule on their 60th wed­ding an­niver­sary.

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