Big Brunch to be held at racecourse
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 email@example.com.
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.