Choirs versus choir this Sunday
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.