Have your say on day care
The Jerilderie Preschool Management Committee is investigating the possibility of operating a long day care centre, in addition to the existing preschool program.
It would be necessary to obtain suitable land and build a purpose-built centre to cater for children up to school age.
This would incorporate the preschool and long day care, if that turns out to be what people want.
A questionnaire has been sent out to ascertain whether long day care is required in our community.
It is necessary to consider needs currently and into the future — up to 2025.
A fee structure is yet to be determined. It is anticipated the service would operate five days a week.
Completed questionnaires should be submitted by Friday, January 6, 2017. Email it to jer[email protected]pond.com or leave copy at the preschool, in the letterbox on the verandah.
Anyone requiring a copy of the questionnaire can email the above address, or phone Carina Rorato on 0408 699 397.
A public meeting will be held on Monday, January 9. from 7pm in the Jerilderie Community Centre to discuss results, and address questions and concerns.
All members of the community are invited to attend.
There were lots of family gatherings and celebrations over the Christmas season, with shared fine food and refreshments, and the opportunity for renewing acquaintances and friendships.
Have a safe and happy New Year, and good health and contentment for 2017. And for a little trivia. On Saturday, December 31 it will have been 40 years since Jerilderie Apex Club ran its first Art Union.
The prizes included a Cessna Aircraft, a Holden Torana, and an Opal Pendant.
The Art Union went on to be a great success raising the best part of $1 million for Jerilderie developments, with eight Kenworth trucks being the major prizes offered in seven sell-out Art Unions.