Fond farewell for the Raleigh family
Jerilderie Sports Club was the venue for a farewell for Nicki and Kieran Raleigh and their children Penny, Emily and Michael on Friday night.
Friends and work colleagues gathered to thank the Raleighs for their contribution to the business, organisations, sporting activities, school and church, with which they have been involved.
Kieran, Nicki and Michael have already happily taken up residence at their property near Wangaratta, with Michael at college in Wangaratta, Nicki enrolled in a Fine Arts course at TAFE, and both girls at universities in Melbourne.
We wish them all well for the future.
●●● The World Day of Prayer in Jerilderie on Friday, March 2, will be held at St Stephen’s Anglican Church.
The theme for the day is Let Justice Prevail. The service will commence at 10am with morning tea to follow. All welcome.
●●● Congratulations to Reg and Val Baldwin who have a second great grandchild, and to Peter Baldwin, who is Poppy to a handsome grandson, with the arrival of Jed Xander Szekeres on February 1, a son for Zoe and Xander.
Jed weighed 7lb 13oz and was 51cm at birth. The Hervey Bay side of the family: Gerry Baldwin, second time nana, and Maureen and Frank Haire — who now have four great grandchildren — are delighted with the news.
●●● After a break of 15 years Richard and Ann Wright are grandparents again, with the arrival of Elijah James Ritchie, a son for Sarah and Ben, on February 10, in Melbourne.
Elijah was born at Waverley Private Hospital, and weighed 8lb 2oz. He is the first child for Ben and
●●● Jerilderie Tennis Club’s six weeks of Friday night tennis commences this Friday, February 17. If you intend to play and haven’t registered contact Rozzie Kennett or David Curtin asap.
●●● More dates for the calendars are March 8, International Women’s Day, and March 19, Seniors Week.
For International Women’s Day there will be a light luncheon and a presentation on legal and financial planning for women.
Seniors Week will be celebrated with a luncheon and short film festival. More details as the dates get closer.
●●● The Jerilderie Working Dog Auction is gearing up for Sunday, February 26, at the Racecourse.
●●● Happy birthday to Jenny Barlow who celebrated her 50th with family and close friends on Saturday night, at home.