Big week­end of ac­tiv­i­ties, fun ahead

Southern Riverina news - - NEWS - Anne Jones

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.

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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.

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