Fantastic support for hospital fete
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
(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.