Aus­tralia Day, pizza and heat in Jammo

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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.

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