Toc. helps make 136 quilts
Marie Lee of Very Snuggly Quilts said between Friday, September 23 and Monday, September 26, quilt making days were held in Girgarre, Numurkah and Tocumwal.
A total of 52 quilters attended these days and through their generosity of time and skills, 37 quilts were completed and three quilted.
There were 56 medium sized tops completed which are now ready for quilting and 30 small tops completed.
There are 10 centres ready to have borders added and in total 136 total quilts were worked on.
In addition, another 63 finished quilts ready for delivery to children were donated, along with 17 quilt tops and 15 quilts that had been quilted and are now ready for binding.
‘‘Thank you all for your hard work, hospitality and generosity over the weekend and I look forward to returning in 2017,’’ Marie said.
In Tocumwal, 23 ladies very generously volunteered their time, sewing machines and fabric to be part of the event on the Monday.
Everyone had a fun day, with one lady winning the lucky door prize of a 12.5 inch square ruler and ten others winning fat quarters of fabric.
There is great holiday program of fun at your local library this week.
Come create, decorate and make wooden mobiles to hang.
The next workshops will be on today at Finley, and tomorrow at Berrigan and Tocumwal.
They all start at 10.30am.
Your Local Health Advisory Committee would like to keep you informed of recent changes to the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS), which affects the way people with diabetes access products to manage their diabetes.
LHAC request your support as consumer advocates to encourage your local pharmacy to stock the supplies needed so that consumers can obtain products such as blood glucose electrodes, injectables, pen nibs, syringes and the all-important insulin pump consumables from their local pharmacist.
More information is available on the National Diabetes Services Scheme website — http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/ publishing.nsf/Content/health-pbshealthpro-supply-ndss.htm#Factsheet.
If you are unable to access the internet, speak to your pharmacist or clinic nurse.
The Victorian Aerobats are back in town practicing for the Annual Australian Aerobatic Championships which will take place from November 2 to 6.
Tocumwal residents have been getting a free air show almost daily, weather permitting, for the last week.
Victorians on their school holidays were taking a keen interest in the action at the aerodrome and learning a bit about Tocumwal’s importance during World War II as part of the Brisbane line.
Our Tocumwal Airport was once the largest airport in the Commonwealth and by far the largest in the Southern Hemisphere.
During the 1940s there were as many as 5,000 air defence people stationed there.
Several historic buildings, hangars, engine test facilities and more general storage buildings are still standing to this day.
Originally built in conjunction with the American Forces and named McIntyre Field, Tocumwal Airport once covered an astonishing area of 65 square kilometres (25 square miles) with over 100kms (65 miles) of roadway connecting the aircraft facilities.
It extended from the edge of the present township beyond the racecourse and included rail sidings for both New South Wales and Victoria, each having different rail gauges at that time.
Signs of the large amount of water in our catchment area are to be seen all around town.
The influx of wildlife has come at an opportune time for school holiday visitors to our shores.
Not only can they see a few koalas who have escaped the flood waters, but there have been in excess of a hundred kangaroos making their home on the pony club grounds.
Last week there was a line-up of cars on Barooga Rd as the city-ites took in the spectacle of two big buck roos standing chest to chest before backing down and returning to napping.
There have been reports of goannas in strange places too, but none yet of snakes thank goodness.
The Lower River Rd people and those at Time Out Village have been affected by the flood waters for almost two weeks now but they are a resourceful lot.
The Memorial Hall Committee held its Annual General Meeting last Wednesday with five members and two councillors in attendance.
The meeting was chaired by Berrigan Shire’s Matt Hansen, and elected Sergio Redegalli as the president and Leanne Marks as secretary /treasurer.
Another meeting will be held shortly, to determine priorities for the hall.
Local sporting organisations are encouraged to apply for funds under the Local Sport Grant Program.
There are four project types within the program — sport development, community sport events, sport access and facility development.
Applications are now open and will close on November 11.
For more information and to apply, you can visit the grants page at www.sport.nsw.gov.au or email [email protected] Call the Office of Sport grants team on 13 13 02 for application assistance.