Jamieson Autumn Festival and Gala Jazz Cabaret great success story
THE inaugural ‘Jamieson Autumn Festival and Gala Jazz Cabaret’ was held at the weekend.
Organisers Freddie Leong, Peter Horan, Rob Thurley and Chris Badrock with a large contingent of volunteers conducted a festival to remember.
The Heavenly Treasures market in the grounds of St Peter’s church, was well attended as was the spectacular Static Car display in the grounds of St John’s Church, with hundreds of enthusiasts stunned by the sheer beauty of the exhibits.
The festival hay bale rolling competition was keenly contested, with the Courthouse Hotel team taking the prize from the Jamieson CFA team, albeit some very ‘dodgy’ tactics were utilised.
The trophy is proudly displayed in the hotel bar.
Ken Hopkinson, our local ‘Bard’, recited some wonderful Bush Poetry as did Mansfield poet Val Kirley.
Irene and Alan Rice with their horse Judy were very popular with the crowd, as they provided rides in their wagon around the town.
There was ‘gold panning’, craft demonstrations and a continuous barbecue at the police paddock. The Cow Lotto was a scream. A $500 prize was won, as the obliging bovine was cheered on to deliver the goods.
The gold nugget throwing competition was a huge success, with dozens of hopeful competitors trying their best.
The competition to throw the nugget the furthest distance reached an amazing 14 metres.
The ‘gold nuggets’ were collected from the Post Office by Alan Rice in the covered wagon
The patrons enjoyed an extraordinary performance by this amazing group of stellar performers, following an authentic New Orleans traditional Creole Dinner.
HOME owners and former residents Bill and Maureen Doig (nee Pope), celebrated their daughter’s wedding at their Jamieson riverside home recently.
The Doigs hail from Wagga Wagga.
Tara Doig married RAAF corporal Glenn Noye.
Tara wore a strapless mermaid design white organza gown featuring a ruffled train.
Some 120 local and international guests enjoyed the celebrations.
The caterers Lamotte from Wagga Wagga are family friends and girlfriend Shayne Broekhoff supplied the magnificent flowers.
The couple reside at Point Cook.
JAMIESON Primary School students last week enjoyed ‘Ride Your Bike to School Day’. The day was a safety and care experience.
Students, teachers and some parents rode their bikes to the ‘Island’, at the confluence of the Goulburn and Jamieson rivers, where they demonstrated their pedalling prowess.
One wheel stands and jumping with donuts and wheelies thrown in and a ride along the scenic track made for a very happy day.
RADICAL TRICKS AND IDEAS: Skate users meet with Tom Jones from Playce and Mansfield Shire Council representatives to review the concept designs for the updated skate park, and share their own ideas.
THE ENTERTAINERS: The Legendary Peter Gaudion’s Blue Express at the Jamieson Jazz gala night held on Saturday as part of the Jamieson Autumn and Jazz Festival.