Mansfield Courier

High Country rod festival cancelled

- JAMIESON ON THE LINE with Carmel Dixon

THE annual September High Country Rod weekend in Jamieson has been cancelled.

Evelyn Wilson contacted many of the businesses and the Jamieson CFA committee of the decision to cancel this year’s event.

Due to the uncertaint­y of COVID-19 it was decided by the committee to not leave this decision any later.

This amazing group of hot rod enthusiast­s have been coming to Jamieson for over a decade.

They have contribute­d to many of the Jamieson projects via their fundraisin­g efforts: the Jamieson CFA community barbecue trailer, the CFA defibrilla­tor, the building of Master’s Hut in Perkins Street, power to Gerrans Reserve for Anzac Day services, the storage shed at the Memorial Hall, the new kitchen renovation­s at the Memorial Hall.

The success of these social events has been a highlight of the Jamieson social calendar with the car show and shine, the CFA breakfasts and luncheon events in the town.

The grand parade of these magnificen­t machines delighted the young and not so young, who often were invited to ride in the cars.

The organisati­on of this event was exponentia­l, with accommodat­ion bookings and event locations, with the presentati­on night at the Courthouse Hotel a grand finale.

The touring Rodders will be missed in 2021, as in 2020 the event was cancelled also due to COVID-19 restrictio­ns.

We look forward to the resumption of the High Country Rod Muster in Jamieson in the near future.

THE Jamieson Community Group AGM and general meeting were scheduled to be held on Tuesday evening August 17.

The AGM at 6:30 followed by the general meeting at 7pm.

The Jamieson River Reserve Hub Plan will be discussed.

The plan will be tabled on September 30 by the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority.

The plan will be discussed with the two Jamieson team members Tom Bennett and Sue Malins, prior to final decisions being made.

Work will be commenced by the end of this year 2021.

This amazing beautifica­tion and restoratio­n of the Jamieson Riverbank, will be carried out from Foote’s Bridge to Brewery Bridge.

The area is well used by local residents and hundreds of visitors over the summer season.

PS last week’s Courier, in Jamieson on the line, there was an error - it read the works would be completed. It should have been, the plan of the works is to be presented, on September 30.

THE Jamieson Café has quietly opened in Perkins Street.

Paul Rotherham has been catering to passing and local residents, with delicious breakfast and luncheon treats.

On Friday, the Coffee Ladies enjoyed a morning tea, of toasted sandwiches and delicious cakes, with their coffees.

Some returned on Sunday morning to enjoy the treats again.

AT the Jamieson end of Lake Eildon at the Goulburn River Arm, the river level is rising, water has reached the boat ramp, to the delight of many boat and fishing exponents.

The boat traffic has increased with patrons driving their boats to the Jamieson Brewery and Grill, to enjoy lunch and refreshmen­ts before boating their way back home.

The recent winter rains have given a new life to the local lake traffic.

JAMIESON Primary School council will hold the school council meeting on Thursday at 4pm, at the time of press the plan was to hold a Zoom meeting.

This will depend on COVID19 restrictio­ns.

YOGA classes are being held on Monday mornings along with line dancing, table tennis Community Group meetings and the Craft ladies are finishing the finger puppets for the deaf children appeal.

The craft ladies would enjoy new members and passing visitors to pop in to the hall and enjoy the hospitalit­y of these very talented ladies.

Every Wednesday from 10am.

All welcome.

THE Jamieson CFA management team held their financial reconcilia­tion meeting, by Zoom on Monday afternoon at 4pm with members at home.

LOCAL resident Jenny McKenzie was treated to a girls’ night out on Saturday evening.

It was Jenny’s birthday and five friends shouted her to dinner at the Brewery.

They all enjoyed the evening and didn’t have to do the dishes.

Happy Birthday.

 ??  ?? ANOTHER CLEAR DAY: Caral Burrell caught the lady of the moment in all her splendour.
ANOTHER CLEAR DAY: Caral Burrell caught the lady of the moment in all her splendour.
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A DOG’S VIEW: Anne Curran and the K-9 keeping an eye on things in Merton.
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