Great fes­tiv­i­ties, but then fire emer­gency

Mansfield Courier - - Health & Beauty Guide - with Carmel Dixon

CHRIST­MAS eve and day cel­e­bra­tions in Jamieson were very happy events, with Santa and his elf be­ing kept busy.

They ar­rived at the cor­ner of Nash and Perkins streets, at the Court­house Ho­tel with sweets for the large crowd of chil­dren and those not so young at 6pm.

Fol­low­ing the ex­cite­ment in Jamieson, Santa ar­rived at the Jamieson Brew­ery to the de­light of the chil­dren who came to meet him there with their par­ents.

THE two church ser­vices in Jamieson were well at­tended on Christ­mas eve.

The Eu­charist ser­vice at Saint Peter’s Angli­can Church was held at 7:30pm, cel­e­brated by Rev Paul Dalziel from Alexan­dra, who is care­tak­ing the Mans­field par­ish.

The mass ser­vice, at St John the Apos­tle Catholic Church, was cel­e­brated by Fr. Ge­orge Fe­li­ciouz at 8pm.

THE warm weather drew a large crowd of vis­i­tors and lo­cal res­i­dents to the Jamieson River over the hol­i­day pe­riod.

There were groups of friends en­joy­ing the cool tree shade on the river banks at the var­i­ous van­tage places on the re­serves.

THE New Year’s Eve cel­e­bra­tions were many and var­ied with the Court­house Ho­tel, Jamieson Brew­ery and Kev­ing­ton Ho­tel, all serv­ing meals and re­fresh­ments to their guests.

There were en­ter­tain­ers at var­i­ous venues.

De­nis Tucker, who was joined by his mu­si­cian friends, en­ter­tained fam­ily and friends at the river­side fam­ily home in Kev­ing­ton.

There were many fam­ily par­ties at var­i­ous hol­i­day homes in the val­ley.

OUR heart­felt thanks goes to our CFA vol­un­teers who worked tire­lessly over the last few weeks, es­pe­cially dur­ing the one just gone.

Jamieson CFA mem­bers have given their time to travel and serve the com­mu­ni­ties in­ter­state, fire­fight­ing and sup­port­ing mem­bers in need of re­lief.

One group of Jamieson fire­fight­ers spent two days, in­clud­ing New Year’s Eve, in Tal­lan­gatta where they were sup­port­ing the call for help.

TOM Ben­nett, pro­pri­etor of the Jamieson Car­a­van Park, was su­perb dur­ing the week­end ad­dress­ing the needs of his clien­tele.

He met with all of his guests and ad­vised them of the pos­si­bil­ity of ex­treme con­di­tions on Satur­day, Jan­uary 4, and told his clients to leave as a safe­guard and travel early to a safer lo­ca­tion.

Many trav­elled to Mans­field and were ac­com­mo­dated overnight and Tom with his fam­ily closed the car­a­van park once ev­ery­one had left.

His care was para­mount and brought to the at­ten­tion of the com­mu­nity when the guests re­turned on Sun­day.

THE Jamieson CFA mem­bers were on duty call all Satur­day, and mon­i­tored the state of the fires and the ex­pected ex­treme wind changes. A big thank you to all.

THERE is a meet­ing sched­uled for 3pm Mon­day, Jan­uary 13, at the Jamieson Memorial Hall be­ing con­ducted by the Game Man­age­ment Au­thor­ity GMA and co-or­di­nated by lo­cal res­i­dent Russell Bate.

The sub­ject of the meet­ing is the il­le­gal deer hunt­ing in the area and the state of de­tec­tion.

THE Jamieson Com­mu­nity Group have co-or­di­nated a bush­fire fundraiser and will hold a video screen­ing of ‘Jamieson a Town for All Sea­sons’, which was filmed by lo­cal res­i­dent and film maker, Fred­die Leong.

The video hon­ours and cel­e­brates the work and ef­forts of the vol­un­teers in Jamieson.

The video will be shown at 2pm (ar­rive 1.45pm) on Mon­day, Jan­uary 13, prior to the Game Man­age­ment Au­thor­ity meet­ing.

A do­na­tion of a gold coin would be ap­pre­ci­ated by the com­mu­nity group.

The film will be fol­lowed by tea and cof­fee prior to the meet­ing at 3pm. All wel­come.

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