Lo­cals say ‘Wel­come to Ber­ri­gan’

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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.

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