Choirs ver­sus choir this Sun­day

Southern Riverina news - - NEWS - Anne Jones

Car­ols on the River­bank will be held this Sun­day on the Fore­shore start­ing about 7pm.

Come along, bring or buy your tea and en­joy some family time be­fore the mu­sic starts.

It is an­other great place to make those con­nec­tions and for peo­ple to catch up with friends and family.

Last year there was an in­au­gu­ral ‘Bat­tle of the Choirs’, and what a hit it was! So much so that it has re­ally caught on this year with sev­eral hope­ful choirs ready to grace the stage and take out the per­pet­ual tro­phy.

The Cham­ber of Com­merce raf­fle will be drawn and the Light Up Tocumwal com­pe­ti­tion re­sults will be an­nounced.

There will be glow-sticks for sale and the Big Man in Red courtesy of the Tocumwal Fire Bri­gade will make an ap­pear­ance dur­ing the evening, so look out for flash­ing lights about 9pm — it will be the Fireys on their Santa Run.

Santa has cho­sen to for­get his six white boomers and use the fire truck in­stead just for the Tocumwal leg of his jour­ney.

Thanks to the com­mu­nity op-shop for their sup­port of the car­ols.

Tocumwal Pub­lic School’s Year 6 farewell was held at the Bowl­ing Club last Wed­nes­day.

The grad­u­at­ing stu­dents in­vited their par­ents/car­ers and Year 5 stu­dents to a sit­down din­ner pre­pared and pro­vided by the Golf and Bowl­ing Club per­son­nel.

More than 80 guests en­joyed the lovely meal.

In the af­ter­noon the school’s P&C set up the ta­bles and dec­o­rated the room.

After the din­ner the rest of the stu­dents joined years 5 and 6 in a night of danc­ing, show­ing off their fancy foot­work.

The school’s Pre­sen­ta­tion Night was last night after this col­umn went to print.

Next week there will be the list of school cap­tains and vice cap­tains.

Hope to see you all at the ‘Farewell to Jill and Alan Bar­nett’ to­mor­row at 5.30pm.

We are thank­ing them for the 35 years of ser­vice they have given to our com­mu­nity, not just through the phar­macy but all the groups they have been associated with in that time.

The Swim­ming Pool Com­mit­tee will cer­tainly miss Jill’s won­der­ful or­gan­i­sa­tional skills. Come along and say good­bye. No cost to the pub­lic as Ro­tary and Tocumwal Cham­ber of Com­merce are help­ing out by pay­ing for the cater­ing.

Once again that very hard work­ing lady Win Brun­ner has been plac­ing Christ­mas lights in her gar­den for the last three months and it is look­ing spec­tac­u­lar.

Win has very gen­er­ously opened her gar­den to the pub­lic dur­ing the month of De­cem­ber and early Jan­uary, at no cost to visi­tors, so we may view her Christ­mas lights and Na­tiv­ity scene.

After win­ning the Cham­ber of Com­merce Christ­mas lights com­pe­ti­tion for a num­ber of years, Win with­drew her gar­den from the com­pe­ti­tion to al­low others to try their hand at light­ing up and win­ning.

Even if you don’t win a prize, it is lovely to see the homes and busi­nesses that put lights up. And it’s get­ting cheaper with so­lar lights which cost noth­ing to run after pur­chase.

Car own­ers are re­minded to lock your ve­hi­cles in the street and also in your drive­way.

A re­cent theft from a car parked at the owner’s home high­lights the need for ex­tra care at this time of year.

Please take care also in our main street. U-turns are com­mon place in De­niliquin St much to the detri­ment of peo­ple try­ing to re­v­erse from the op­po­site side of the road.

With ex­tra traf­fic in this area in the next month, please take care turn­ing and re­vers­ing to save your­self the has­sles with the in­sur­ance com­pa­nies.

Tocumwal Girls Shed will be wind­ing up their year with a lun­cheon at the home of one of their mem­bers. They will en­joy a three course meal with all the trimmings.

A high­light of the day will be the Kris Kringle present swap.

The girls have cho­sen an item from an Op­shop and have ‘up­cy­cled’ it into a Christ­mas gift for their mates.

It will be in­ter­est­ing to see what hap­pens to cheap items when they get a new life at the hands of th­ese tal­ented ladies.

After the party, Girls Shed goes into re­cess un­til the first Thurs­day in Fe­bru­ary (Feb. 2) when they will re­turn to show all the craft they have been do­ing over the break.

In 2017, Marg and Joy will be teach­ing a ‘quilt as you go’ block of the month which will be worked up into a large quilt, a small quilt or ta­ble run­ner, depend­ing on the num­ber of blocks un­der­taken.

As they are very large blocks, a queen sized quilt can be made within the year.

Two new crafts to be added to the line-up will be ‘work­ing in mul­ti­me­dia’ with Gail and ‘ learn­ing ba­sic cro­chet’ with Aun­tie Marg.

Girls Shed is a fun place to un­der­take and learn craft and meets on a Thurs­day from 9.30am at the Adams St side of the bowls club.

You can also be part of the Royal Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal’s ‘Very Snug­gly Baby Quilt’ event in Septem­ber, which puts a glow in your heart, work­ing to­gether for the good of the sick chil­dren.

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