Fan­tas­tic sup­port for hospi­tal fete

Southern Riverina news - - NEWS -

The Hospi­tal Fete held in the Community Cen­tre on Sun­day, Novem­ber 4 was a great suc­cess, with old favourites and some new stalls pro­vid­ing in­ter­est to those at­tend­ing.

Win­ner of the Name the Doll (Morag) was a visi­tor to town, Jan Berry. The Name the Mon­ster (Bobby) com­pe­ti­tion was won by Betty Sweeney.

The book stall raf­fle was won by Sara Ham, the cake stall Christ­mas cake by Lofty Tay­lor, Yvonne Teague’s cro­cheted rug by Betty Sweeney, Narelle’s hand­bag by Pat Godfrey, the plant and pro­duce stall by Sara Ham and trash and trea­sure by Pat Godfrey.

Lucky door prizes went to Wendy Smith and Nancy Catena.

The ma­jor raf­fle prize win­ner was Mary Catena, who took home a Pitchi Ritchi ta­pes­try.

The vouch­ers went to Ge­off Ham (Vet Clinic), Peter Salt (Do Book Inn), Kathy An­gove (phar­macy and Jer­ilderie Cafe´ ), Loretta Mar­riott (Marty Ryan’s), Judy Gil­lett (Sticky Fin­gers), Jenny Dou­glas (Cen­tral Cafe), Sanjo Jose (Magic Scis­sors), Pat Curtin (Magic Scis­sors), Faith Bryce (Jer­ilderie Bud­get/Nurs­ery), Shirley Pur­cell (Jer­ilderie Fresh) and

Pear­son

(East Vern End).

The six vouch­ers from Jer­ilderie Tyre Ser­vice went to Betty Sweeney, Ab­bie Zak, Barry An­gove, Mary Kelly, Ja­nine A’Vard, and Ruth McRae.

Three IGA vouch­ers were won by Chrissy El­lis, Judy Ridges and Judy Ryan.

Two Jer­ilderie Newsagency vouch­ers went to Jeanette Bar­low and Julie Conn.

Ge­off Ham won the Ka­bello voucher.

Six Jer­ilderie Bak­ery vouch­ers went to Lyn James, Nola Ni­chol­son, Marjie Honey­man, Brian Conn, Michael Browne, and Michael Ket­tlewell.

Thanks to ev­ery­one who sup­ported and worked for the fete, par­tic­u­larly the non­mem­bers who al­ways come and help out on the day.

Your ef­forts are much ap­pre­ci­ated.

The aux­il­iary mem­bers have de­cided not to have a fete in 2013, and will con­sider their op­tions in 2014.

In 2013 per­haps a big mid year raf­fle might be a pos­si­bil­ity.

●●● Chris Mid­dle­ton is cur­rently re­search­ing ma­te­rial for a story on for­mer Jer­ilderie res­i­dent Sheila Sheed, planned as a trib­ute for Sheila’s 90th birthday next year.

If any lo­cals have pho­to­graphs, news­pa­per ar­ti­cles, or any other in­for­ma­tion on Sheila, Chris may be con­tacted on 0419 526 550.

Sheila was ac­tive in CWA, the Jer­ilderie Am­a­teur Dra­matic So­ci­ety, and the Jer­ilderie Catholic Church, among other things.

●●● Book­ings are avail­able at the Shire Of­fice for the Sir John Monash din­ner and lec­ture, which will be held on Fri­day, Novem­ber 30.

Cost is $40, which in­cludes a two course meal. A bar will be pro­vided.

You are asked to book by Novem­ber 23, please. Phone 5886 1200.

●●● Par­ish­ioners of St Joseph’s Catholic church will be pleased with the news that their church will re-open on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 16.

A cel­e­bra­tion Mass will be held that morn­ing at 10.30am, at which Bishop Ger­ard Hanna will be present.

There will be no Mass at 6pm on that Satur­day evening.

In­ter­ested par­ish­ioners are in­vited to a meet­ing at Tony and Sadie Her­rick’s home tonight, Novem­ber 7, at 7.30pm, to dis­cuss plans for the oc­ca­sion..

●●● The Trick and Treat night or­gan­ised by the Cen­tral Cafe´ for Hal­loween was a great suc­cess, with more than 30 chil­dren vis­it­ing 14 homes in town.

Barry Hamil­ton had taken the trou­ble to build a ‘haunted house’ at his front door, which had to be en­tered be­fore any trick or treat­ing be­gan and helped the kids get into the spirit of the night.

Af­ter the town tour, the ‘treaters’ re­turned to the Cen­tral Cafe´ where they en­joyed a Hal­loween tea.

●●● Craig Mof­fitt and the MAKATAK tribe are grate­ful for the community and busi­ness sup­port for their re­cent trivia night, held at the Royal Mail Ho­tel to raise money for Camp Qual­ity es­Carpade.

About 30 peo­ple en­joyed an in­ter­est­ing evening, with trivia ques­tions sup­plied by ‘Chief Jim­mimira’ and ‘Elder Won­da­ree’, which caused a great deal of hi­lar­ity, and not a lit­tle con­fu­sion.

John Kocks won the raf­fle of a cof­fee ma­chine.

●●● Jer­ilderie Mini Rail will be oper­at­ing this Sun­day from 10am un­til 3pm.

Mini Rail AGM will be tonight at the rail car­riage on mini rail site at 7pm.

New mem­bers are al­ways very wel­come.

●●● Twenty-four Tidy Towns mem­bers re­cently at­tended a very suc­cess­ful meet­ing, at which the re­ju­ve­na­tion of the Sir John Monash Av­enue on the Newell High­way was on the agenda.

Tidy Towns and the Jer­ilderie Shire Coun­cil are com­bin­ing to un­der­take this project, to re­place dead trees, and gen­er­ally im­prove the av­enue.

Coun­cil has al­lot­ted fi­nances for this project, for which Tidy Towns is ex­tremely grate­ful.

Mem­bers are very happy with re­cent ven­tures in­clud­ing the street stall for the Al­bury Wodonga ac­com­mo­da­tion cen­tre, the gar­den judg­ing, and the work­shop in flower ar­rang­ing and orchid pot­ting.

There will be a work­ing bee to­mor­row from 5pm to 5.15pm, and the Christ­mas party will be held at Bruce and Jan Crit­ten­den’s on De­cem­ber 13.

●●● At the re­cent Tidy Towns State awards week­end held in Kyogle, from Novem­ber 2 to 4, Jer­ilderie re­ceived a sec­ond place in Cat­e­gory B of the Over­all Town en­try.

Mem­bers also re­turned home with a Highly Com­mended in Cat­e­gory B for Cul­tural Her­itage - for the Ned Kelly Prin­tery.

Elaine Forbes and Pollie Fisher at­tended the awards and brought home the prizes.

Next year, Ar­mi­dale, this year’s State win­ner, will be host city.

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