Free activities for National Children’s Week
This week is National Children’s Week. To celebrate, the Berrigan Shire will be once again be hosting Kids Fest.
Each of the shire’s libraries will be hosting an afternoon of fun and free activities for children to enjoy and participate in this week.
There will be science in the park, outdoor games, face painting and a sausage sizzle with special guest, Tim Credible.
Tocumwal’s celebration is tomorrow, from 4pm to 6pm.
Barooga will be hosting this year’s Mud Run at the Barooga Recreation Reserve on Friday.
All children are welcome to join in and have some fun in the mud, with a sausage sizzle afterwards.
Remember to bring a spare pair of clothes to change into so the family can stay and watch the Australian Masters Cricket Tournament starting at 6pm that night at the same venue. Entry is free.
Tocumwal’s combined church services and activities are developing very well as members get to know each other through monthly services and regular shared dinners.
The Anglican, Catholic, Presbyterian and Uniting churches held a street stall on the long weekend in September to support the drought relief appeal. It was a wonderful combined effort and it raised $1350.
Thank you to everyone who provided goods for sale, those who worked on the stall, the customers who bought goods and those who generously gave donations of money.
A special thank you to IGA for donating a wonderful hamper, won by Rosemary McCaw from Finley.
Coming events will include the monthly shared dinner this Saturday at 6.30pm at the Anglican Church Tocumwal, and a combined service on Sunday, November 11 at 9am in the Presbyterian Church.
We would like to give a warm welcome to Tocumwal to Tennyson Vance who is working at Tocumwal Public School over the next five weeks. Mr Vance is completing placement during his final year of his teaching degree from Charles Sturt University.
He will be working closely with Mr Haley on the Year 6 class helping teach the students on a daily basis.
Tocumwal Public School’s P&C has organised a super Billy Cart afternoon of fun for the whole family, to be held at the school this Friday from 4pm.
There will be a barbecue, dunking machine, Ninja Warrior course, jumping castle as well as the pizza oven raffle draw.
Registrations for junior cricket will continue tomorrow at the Tocumwal cricket nets from 4.30pm, with the Tocumwal Cricket Club taking registrations for all primary aged children.
They will have boys and girls teams as well as Junior Blaster, which will be replacing Milo Cricket.
Register at the cricket oval on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5pm or call Paul Mangion for more information on 0458 744 884.
Thanks to local Tocumwal golf professional, Rod Booth, children in Year 6 have been given the opportunity to participate in a five-week golf clinic held at the Tocumwal Golf Course.
The children had their first visit last Friday.
The Tocumwal Rocks Alice team in the Masters Games has already collected a couple of medals.
In total, the Tocumwal Rocks Alice team won eighteen medals by the time the Masters Games wrapped up on Saturday evening.
This is an amazing result for a town of less than two and a half inhabitants.
Read more about it in today’s sport.
The Optimists luncheon was held October 18 at the Tocumwal Golf Bowls Club, with guest speaker Margaret Rying sharing her ‘Travel Tales’.
Margaret has spent many years as a world travel guide with Cathay Pacific and hearing her travel stories was almost as good as being there.
Once again wonderful catering by the club, made for a lovely day for the ladies turned out in their spring wear.
Today is portraiture class for the Tocumwal Arts group.
You are welcome to pop in, but please note that access when they return to life drawing it is participants only.
There will be signs on the door of the Tocumwal War Memorial Hall explaining which session is in progress.
Fr Stephen Onyekwere confirmed 11 young people during evening Mass at St Peter’s Church in Tocumwal on Saturday.
Students from Sacred Heart School and the Catechist class at Tocumwal Public School received the Sacrament as their parents, families and friends watched on in a packed church.
The congregation celebrated with a light tea and cutting of the Confirmation cake.
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Ruth White Silvester, chair of the Tocumwal Local Health Advisory Committee, urges people prone to respiratory conditions to take extra care as the start of the thunderstorm season approaches.
Murrumbidgee Local Health District’s Tracey Oakman has advised to avoid being outside during thunderstorms over the next four weeks where possible.
Parents should be vigilant and keep children inside during storms, with the doors and windows closed.
Anyone with diagnosed asthma should carry their medication with them at all times during this high risk period. Friends and family members should also be aware and know asthma first aid. If there is no improvement, dial 000.
Charles Sturt University has set up an SMS alert system when the pollen counts are high and thunderstorms are predicted. To register go to http://ow.ly/ePLL30miapN.
My Golf Junior Clinics started this month and run until November 4. They are open to all school aged children.
All equipment is supplied and tutoring is free. Book at the Tocumwal Golf & Bowls Pro Shop or call the clubhouse.
Permits are needed for all fires lit in the Berrigan Shire, since the bush fire season started on October 1.
Don’t be a dill and get caught with your boots on fire, because you will be fined for lighting fires without a permit.
The opening of the Retrospective Art Show by Monash students and Strawberry Fields in the Tocumwal War Memorial Hall was on Sunday.
The main hall of the complex was given over to cardboard, a product we use every day but which we may not think of as an architectural medium.
Final year students from Monash University’s architecture department joined with Strawberry Fields Festival Inc. to produce articles of furniture and shelter that would be light to freight, easy to lift, easy to erect, be resilient on site and then would be easily recycled, either back into more cardboard or could be used in composted products.
On show in the hall you will see how they have made a cardboard dome and filled it with functional but very comfortable lounging chairs, made a wall of racking to display a retrospective collection of festival photos, and a reception area with desk and pigeon holes, and much more.
It is the meticulous attention to detail that is amazing in such an ordinary product.
Ladies, there is another chance to dress up and enjoy yourselves.
Tocumwal Golf & Bowls Club’s Ladies Oaks Day is not to be missed if you love fashion and fun.
Starting 11.30am on November 8 you will be served a two course lunch, have entertainment by Mark Haze. On offer are $1200 in prizes for Classic Lady of the Day, Best Headwear, and Contemporary Lady of the Day.
Tocumwal’s Aimee Snowden is in the final eight young people to kick start their leadership journey with the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation.
She was one of 100 people who demonstrated a passion for advancing Australian agriculture.
The first phase of training consisted of a four day program in Tharwa, a small village in the ACT.
During this workshop the participants gained an understanding of ethics, values, and social responsibility and developing leadership thinking for now and into the future.
From this workshop the eight have developed a project which they will be working on together.
The second phase of the program in Canberra last week gave the young people the opportunity to participate in industry, community and regional networking while they rubbed shoulders with industry leaders of the present.
Boomerang Bag making is this Sunday, but there has been a change of venue to the Lions Community Centre (the old Bowlo).
Start time is 10am and it would be good if you can bring along your sewing machine and some lunch. All other resources and morning tea is provided.
Norma McQuillan, great bowler and champion smiler, is 92 years old, this coming weekend.
The birthday girl will celebrate with her family and friends and have a grand old time.
Charlie Haynes, Charlie Johnson and Lyla Haynes at the Strawberry Fields Retrospective exhibition.