Locals say ‘Welcome to Berrigan’
An afternoon gathering to welcome new residents to Berrigan was held recently at the Berrigan Golf and Bowls Club.
Hosted by Berrigan and District Development Association, the ‘Welcome the Berrigan’ barbecue attracted about 50 people.
Guest speakers included Lyndall Horne representing the Red Cross, Neville Dalgliesh from Berrigan Show Society and Tony Taylor from the Men’s Shed.
The speakers provided details on what benefits the community groups provide the town and how to join.
BDDA president John Lane said the Welcome to Berrigan is always a top afternoon for locals and newcomers.
‘‘It’s basically open to anyone who’s new to Berrigan in the past five years, but there aren’t any hard rules about who can come along,’’ he said.
‘‘We also encourage locals to attend and bring their neighbours.
‘‘We find that when new people come to town they’re quite shy and don’t believe anyone is going to put on a free barbecue for them as a thank you for coming into the community.
‘‘Our guest speakers explain how Berrigan is a volunteer driven town.’’
Jatinder and Jaskaran Singh and Rob Bonaddio
Jai, Hema and Shaurya Upadhyay.
Marie Cooper and Colleen and Stephen Wagstaff.
Fr Rick, Lyn Brummel and John Lane.