Welcome Father Kurek
Parishioners of St Joseph’s Catholic Church will welcome Father Blaise Kurek to Jerilderie this Saturday.
And on the following Sunday, February 12, there will be a cuppa after the 10.30am mass as an official welcome. Everyone invited.
A reminder of the farewell for the Raleigh family at the Jerilderie Sports Club on Friday February 10, starting at 6.30pm. Everyone invited.
Congratulations to the recipients of the Australia Day awards in Jerilderie.
Ian Sneddon is 2012 Citizen of the Year; Emily Raleigh (Young Citizen of the Year), Lachlan Leeds (Sportsperson of the Year), and Little Aussies - Jacky Wu (St Joseph’s Catholic School) and Zoe Holcombe (Jerilderie Public School).
Australia Day celebrations were enjoyed by a large crowd in Luke Park, with the usual spectacular fireworks display to send people on their way home.
Story time will be back at the library tomorrow from 11am to 11.30am for young preschool children of all ages.
Don’t forget the Pink Stump Day six a side cricket match at Monash Park this Sunday from 9.30am.
Food and drink available all day. Entry fees go to the Mcgrath Foundation.
Visitors for Lucy Sweeney last week were Adrian Sweeney and his wife, Paoli, from Sydney.
Adrian and Paoli arrived in Jerilderie unannounced on Australia Day, much to the delight of Lucy, and accompanied her to the celebrations in Luke Park.
Another pleasant surprise while the Sydneysiders were in Jerilderie was a quick visit from former Hartwood Station manager Noel Rawson and his wife Marie, on Saturday.
The Rawsons were on their way to visit Hartwood Station, which is now run by the National Trust.
The two families became friends many years ago when the children went to school together, and have remained in contact.
Lucy, Adrian and Paoli enjoyed dinner together at Jerilderie’s Caltex Indian Restaurant on Saturday night, and said the food and service are comparable to anything in Sydney. The couple returned to Sydney on Monday.
Belated happy birthday to Bill Pinnuck for 25th January, to Tibby Kelly for Australia Day, and to Peter Payne for 30th January, a date shared with yours truly.
Happy birthday to former Jerilderie-ite Thelma Dunne, who celebrated her 90th birthday on December 30 at Coolum Beach, where she now lives.
Many family members travelled to Queensland from Sydney, Melbourne, Bathurst, and of course Jerilderie, to help Thelma mark the big occasion.
Following the big birthday catch-up, two of Thelma’s sisters Yvonne Tamlyn and Judy Ross, with other family members, took a cruise from Sydney in early January.
They visited Hong Kong, Thailand, and Vietnam, with the highlight of the trip being an elephant ride.
Vonnie and Judy returned to Jerilderie on Australia Day.
Two days later Vonnie had a fall, hurrying to answer the phone, ending up in GV Base Hospital with a broken collarbone.
A big cheerio to Vonnie, and it is hoped she has a complete recovery, and is back home soon.
The fireworks display on Australia Day.
Kerryn Purcell and her children Olivia, Hunter and River at Luke Park on Australia Day.