Australia Day, pizza and heat in Jammo
OVER 100 local residents and visitors attended the riverside, Australia Day ceremony at Jamieson, on Saturday.
President of the Jamieson Community Group, Ann-Marie Vague, welcomed the attendees.
Members of the Jamieson CFA stood at attention, as the newest member of the brigade, Stephen Garita, raised the flag.
Singing of the national anthem followed, led by Genevieve Bolwell.
Mansfield Shire mayor Harry Westendorp then addressed the crowd and delivered a spirited account of the good fortune of being Australian and what it means to share our privilege.
He spoke of the comradeship and community awareness, the natural beauty of our environment and resources.
Local resident Bec Bolwell sang a superb rendition of ‘True Blue’, accompanied on guitar by Genevieve Bolwell and the audience.
Local poet and bard Ken Hopkinson delivered a number of Banjo Paterson’s poems with alacrity and passion to the delight
of the audience.
At the conclusion of the ceremony, the CFA members catered a free sensational sausage sizzle with the aroma of cooked onions wafting across the reserve - it was a perfect finale to a very happy and successful community gathering.
SATURDAY evening the families at the Jamieson ‘Folly’, Scashs, Molens and Russians, celebrated their new Italian Pizza Oven, installed recently.
The hosts and guests were attired in Italian costumes adding to the occasion.
Alan Scash, the constructor of the pizza oven and pizza chef, presented a vast array of tempting pizza dishes as tasters, during the evening, prior to dinner.
One guest, local home owner Barry Matthews, presented as Al Pacino and proceeded to perform a tap dancing routine that delighted the assembled party.
THE Wilson family came to Jamieson for the Australia Day weekend.
Mitch and Mary with their three boys Walt, Elliot and Oscar visited the Jamieson Cemetery, where Mitch’s mother, the late Frances Wilson, is laid to rest.
The family attended mass at St John the Apostle church on Sunday and met with many old friends.
JAMIESON was a hub of constant activity over the weekend, with local singer and musician Jess Bolwell entertaining the diners at Deb’s Café on Saturday afternoon.
There were many visitors who enjoyed the hospitality and relaxing by the river, over the very warm weekend.
LIKE A BIG PIZZA PIE: Jamieson home owner Alan Scash (Luigi) with the new pizza oven launch on Saturday.