Big weekend of activities, fun ahead
This weekend is shaping up to be one of the biggest since this time last year, with the Tocumwal Foreshore Market on Saturday and the annual Big Breakfast and Lions Hostel Fete on Sunday.
Mr Markets Bob Bowman says he’s spoken to the weather gods and they have promised fine, sunny weather for the area this weekend.
The market starts at 8am and there will be all your old favourites and many new stalls as well.
Sunday will be a day for breaking records, with organisers of the Big Breakfast trying to beat last year’s attendance.
Our Big Breakfast is a great time to get together with neighbours, friends and family.
Community groups will serve a variety of delectable brunch dishes.
There will be special visitors for the children and imaginative stories to be told by a seasoned storyteller.
You can rent chairs for a gold coin, which saves folding up your old plastic chair and hurling it in the car boot.
This year the event is sponsored by, TTS Party Hire and the Tocumwal Farmers Market.
It starts at 8am, and the annual aerial photo of the festivities will be at 10am.
Look out for Helen Barker up the cherry picker.
When you have had your fill of fine fare at the Big Breakfast it is time to move around to the Tocumwal Lions Hostel — corner of Adams St and Barooga Rd — for the annual fete.
The major fundraiser of the year, proceeds will fund comforts for the residents.
Staff and volunteers have already been selling raffle tickets in front of IGA for a very large Christmas hamper and toys.
This raffle, as well as others, will be drawn at the fete on Sunday.
Attractions will include a chocolate wheel, cake stall, the best plant stall, white elephant stall, and a barbecue and luscious pancakes.
Tocumwal Public School is having a Family Fun Day on November 25 and Years 5/6 have come up with the novel idea of having a jar raffle.
Not just any old jars mind you, but ones crammed full of things such as pencils, lollies, toys, glow sticks, balloons and party favours.
Come along to the evening from 5pm to 7pm and see just how imaginative the kids have become.
Alice Bourchier walked away with a big smile and a bag of goodies after winning the Year 3/4 division of Premier’s Spelling Bee regional final.
It was held in Corowa on the Thursday of Term 3.
Alice has now qualified for the state finals in Sydney in Week 5. last
Berrigan Shire is running its annual Kids’ Fest at the Tocumwal Library Park tomorrow from 4pm to 6pm.
There will be Zumba, face painting, sausage sizzle and outdoor games — and it’s all free.
There is a lovely lady having a Big ‘0’ birthday this week.
Norma McQuillan, with the happy smile, it is hard to believe that you are 90 as you are so young at heart.
Enjoy your lovely birthday and may you have many more in good health.
After many years at the helm of the Tocumwal Pharmacy, Jill and Alan Barnett are calling it a day and retiring to Melbourne to be near their girls.
All is not lost for those who need medications and pharmaceuticals and the odd gift line, as there is a new pharmacist taking their place.
Ashley Wiles and his wife Gaby — along with their three children — will be here before Christmas to service your health needs.
Jill has been the president of the Tocumwal Swimming Pool Committee and to make sure that continues without a hitch, it will be necessary for someone to put their hand up for that position before Christmas.
Small country schools could not exist if it was not for the help of parents and friends.
Sacred Heart School would like to say a big thank you to Carl Cummins for spraying the weeds around the school on the weekend, and to Cathy Groutsch and Jack Gowty for finishing the painting of the lines on the netball court.
Fr Martin will be on annual leave from this Friday to Friday, November 25.
Weekend Mass times in his absence will be: Tocumwal – Saturdays, 5.30pm; Finley – Sundays, 10.15am.
A Mass incorporating the liturgy for All Souls will be held tomorrow at the Tocumwal Cemetery — near Fr Leo Wright’s grave — at 9.30am. Please bring your own chair if possible.
To make a submission for Toc Tells, please phone Anne Jones on 5874 3424.
Last year’s Big Breakfast was a hit, and organisers are hoping for a bigger crowd this Sunday.
Regional spelling bee winner Alice Bourchier and her mother Jane.
Sue Catchpool and Julie Hill volunteering to sell raffle tickets for the Lions Hostel fete.