Huge crowd for mar­ket

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A huge crowd took ad­van­tage of the fine spring weather on Satur­day, to at­tend the Tocumwal Fore­shore Mar­ket.

This was the last mar­ket be­fore the re­de­vel­op­ment of the Fore­shore and the ad­di­tion of the splash park.

Once that is com­pleted the mar­ket will re­turn in a slightly dif­fer­ent for­mat around the splash park.

Tocumwal Lo­cal Health Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee added their stall to the Rotary Or­ange Juice mar­quee on Satur­day and had a good day hand­ing out pam­phlets on health mat­ters in­clud­ing Can­cer Aware­ness.

Thanks to Tocumwal Rotary for al­low­ing not-for-profit com­mu­nity groups to share the space and the gen­er­ous help they give in set­ting up and find­ing items to as­sist, such as flag stands.

Tocumwal Re­turned Ser­vices League will com­mem­o­rate Re­mem­brance Day at 11am this Sun­day, Novem­ber 11 at the Ceno­taph, by lay­ing wreaths.

The pub­lic is in­vited to come and par­tic­i­pate in the cer­e­mony to re­mem­ber our war­riors who gave their lives so we could be free.

The fab­u­lous fine weather con­tin­ued on for the Lions Com­mu­nity Hos­tel Fete on Sun­day morn­ing.

This fete lasts only un­til lunchtime and if you blink you will miss it.

It worked well this year, be­ing be­fore the Big Brunch, so peo­ple could take ad­van­tage of both func­tions.

The hard-work­ing Hos­tel vol­un­teers who make, bake, sew and grow items for the fete are to be con­grat­u­lated on the vast ar­ray of good they had for sale.

The plant stall was stacked to the hilt with lo­cally-grown plants, which is won­der­ful be­cause they suit our en­vi­ron­ment and haven’t come out of a shel­tered hot­house down south.

As usual, the cake stall did a roar­ing trade, and the white stall was full of quirky trea­sures.

A cou­ple of big-voiced men were busy sell­ing spin­ning wheel tick­ets and the ladies were fu­ri­ously writ­ing out raf­fle tick­ets.

But the hit of the day had to be the lus­cious straw­ber­ries, cream and pan­cakes.

It was worth go­ing to the fete just for the pan­cakes but our car was full of trea­sures too as we came away.

Tocumwal was vis­ited over the week­end by a party of War Birds, the aero­plane type, not manic mag­pies.

Six vin­tage planes flew in on Fri­day evening and were greeted by Bor­der Fly­ing Club mem­bers and en­joyed a BBQ at the clu­b­rooms.

On Satur­day the pilots prac­ticed their for­ma­tion fly­ing.

These planes and their very skilled pilots are called on for for­ma­tion fly­ing at such events as Anzac Day, Re­mem­brance Day and Aus­tralia Day for fly-overs.

On Satur­day night they were down with the club mem­bers again for a spit roast din­ner af­ter do­ing a tour of the old Spor­tavia hang­ers with one of the own­ers, Sharon Pat­ter­son.

Sun­day morn­ing saw the planes in the air once again prac­tis­ing on the well laid-out WWII Tocumwal Aero­drome.

The pilots com­mended the aero­drome as be­ing mar­vel­lous to use for prac­tice as there is lit­tle air traf­fic, it’s well-main­tained run­ways and say­ing the hos­pi­tal­ity was won­der­ful.

Here is an­other ex­am­ple of our aero­drome be­ing used so that it is ready for the Royal Fly­ing Doc­tors’ plane when­ever we need it.

Sun­day saw the sunny weather con­tinue to be ideal for the Big Brunch, held this year at the Tocumwal Race­course un­der the shade of so many lovely trees.

A change in for­mat from break­fast to brunch and change of venue was ex­tra friendly for fam­ily groups who may have had small chil­dren tod­dling around.

There was a good range of foods on of­fer, but your cor­re­spon­dent, hav­ing had a huge plate of pan­cakes at the Hos­tel Fete, could not get past the spring rolls and Rotary or­ange juice.

All gate and raf­fle pro­ceeds went to drought as­sis­tance.

The Ret­ro­spec­tive Art Show which has been go­ing for the last three Satur­days has now fi­nalised in the Tocumwal War Memo- rial Hall and will be shifted to the new Straw­berry Fields venue on Tup­pal Road.

You can get an­other glimpse of it if you catch a bus on Novem­ber 14 to go and have a short visit to the fes­ti­val site and en­joy a BBQ, a drink and a walk around the area.

You must book with the Cham­ber of Com­merce as there is a limit of 300 peo­ple ad­mit­ted and bus seats are lim­ited.

You may go by pri­vate ve­hi­cle if you pre­fer.

More in­for­ma­tion next week.

Probus meets at the Tocumwal Foot­ball Net­ball rooms to­mor­row.

Guest speaker will be Shire head li­brar­ian Anne Nevins. As the day is also Oaks Day it is a good chance to dress up with hats, fas­ci­na­tors or flow­ers.

On Novem­ber 15, the group is go­ing to Glo­ria’s Gar­den to view her beau­ti­ful irises which will in­clude af­ter­noon tea.

Glo­ria’s Gar­den is 80 Falkiner Street.

The Can As­sist Tocumwal branch will be hold­ing its Branch Meet­ing at the Tocumwal Golf and Bowls Club at 2pm on Fri­day. All 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.

Tocumwal P&C have their An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing on Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 14 at 7pm in the Tocumwal Pub­lic School li­brary.

If you want to con­tinue to have a good school for your chil­dren it is es­sen­tial you give your sup­port.

All those good things don’t hap­pen by magic, it takes work.

Ber­ri­gan Shire is ask­ing for nom­i­na­tions for the Aus­tralia Day awards. The Cat­e­gories are as fol­lows: Ci­ti­zen of the Year (open age). Young Ci­ti­zen of the Year (21 years and un­der). Sportsper­son of the Year. Ju­nior Sportsper­son of the Year (21 years and un­der).

Team or Com­mu­nity Or­gan­i­sa­tion of the Year.

Tocumwal with its fine body of vol­un­teers and sports­peo­ple should be able to find sev­eral peo­ple in each cat­e­gory to fill most of these po­si­tions. All it needs is some­one to nom­i­nate them. You can use the nom­i­na­tion form you will find on the Ber­ri­gan Shire web­site or pick one up at your lo­cal li­brary.

Next Fri­day, Novem­ber 16, Sa­cred Heart School hopes to have all the stu­dents come to school with amaz­ing, colour­ful and cre­ative hair styles. Money raised will help St Vin­nies help oth­ers.

The 2019 Kin­der Tran­si­tion com­mences to­mor­row.

Chil­dren en­rolling for 2019 Kinder­garten class will have their first taste of school’’.

This is an op­por­tu­nity for the chil­dren to so­cialise with their peers.

It will take place from 9am to 11.30am at the school. ‘‘big

Fin­ley & Dis­trict Cam­era Club Inc. have man­aged to gain a won­der­ful guest speaker for their next meet­ing.

Tom Putt, one of Aus­tralia’s lead­ing land­scape pho­tog­ra­phers, will be at­tend­ing their next meet­ing to be held at the Ba­rooga Pub­lic School li­brary to­mor­row evening. The meet­ing starts at 7.30pm. There is no charge and no book­ing re­quired for you to at­tend.

From his first pro­fes­sional job in sports pho­tog­ra­phy, through to run­ning one of Mel­bourne’s most suc­cess­ful por­trait stu­dios, to start­ing one of the first com­pa­nies to lead pho­to­graphic work­shops in Aus­tralia, Tom’s ex­pe­ri­ence is un­sur­passed.

We would like to in­vite any in­ter­ested com­mu­nity mem­bers to at­tend.

The ses­sion will suit chil­dren as well as adults.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion please con­tact Shirley Cold­well on 0458 763 200.

Do you have a stu­dent who will be at­tend­ing Finely High School next year?

There is an in­for­ma­tion night, with a light sup­per, at the school on Novem­ber 14, from 6pm to 7pm in the school li­brary.

Con­tact the school for cater­ing pur­poses and to book in.

Christo­pher Ab­bott and his War Bird at the Tocumwal Aero­drome on Sun­day.

Lynn Vize and Jill White­side on the quilt stall at the Lions Hos­tel Fete.

Sally Ivone and Jo Ruf­fin at the Big Brunch serv­ing or­ange juice for Rotary on Sun­day.

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