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.