Bike ride to support Bailey’s cause
Roger and Andrea Fuller lost their little boy Bailey in a tragic accident in 2012 when he was only eight years old.
To help ease the pain of grief former Tocumwal boy Roger turned to his love of bike riding and the company of mates for help.
From that simple action has come a great fundraising bike ride aptly named ‘‘Bay’s Wish for Make a Wish Foundation.’’
The tour kicks off on Saturday March 2 from Edward’s Providore in Bendigo and they are coming Tocumwal way on March 9, which will be stage seven, before heading home via Moama.
One highlight of the tour will be when the riders and crew will call at Billy Brownless’s Cremorne Hotel Newtown, Geelong.
There is a fund raising event on there that night with an auction with Billy as auctioneer; one Riverina boy helping another.
While Roger might be doing the hard yards on his bike, he has wonderful input from his family.
Matriarch Shirley Fuller heads up the support crew, sister Jill and wife Andrea will be there all the way, organising and managing, feeding the riders and caring for their needs over the eight day ride.
We wish them all the best and remind you they will be coming to Tocumwal Foreshore on Saturday March 9, right in the middle of the Mild2Wild celebrations.
Hopefully there will be some generous people around to add to the $20 they have already raised for Make a Wish.
Looking ahead to Easter there will be the annual Good Friday tour around the town by the Tocumwal Fire and Rescue brigade.
Every year we hear the sirens going off from about 9am as the fireys take to the streets with the big red tanker collecting dollars for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal. Please support them by donating. Even though we are NSW based it is to the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne where our sickest kids go.
We want to make sure the care they get there is the best.
Cobram & District Artist’s Society will be having its annual Easter Art Show in Tocumwal from Friday April 19 to Monday April 22 2019.
Opening times will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9am-5pm and an early closing on Monday 9am-3.30pm so they can pack up after a very long weekend.
You will find this intriguing show at the Tocumwal War Memorial Hall.
All art work will be for sale and it is a good place to find distinctively local gifts from greetings cards to large paintings. They always have a fabulous raffle. Entry to the exhibition is by gold coin donation. All enquiries please ring club secretary Joyce 0427891393
Other interesting events in town over Easter are football and netball on Good Friday, Tocumwal Cup horse racing on Saturday, huge Foreshore Market on Sunday and of course the art show all weekend.
Before then on the Victorian long weekend in March we will be having the wonderful Mild2Wild weekend when the super modified vehicles and their owners and friends take over the town and get things really revving.
Some events are members only but there are plenty of things to get the public’s blood up, including the Street Cruising on Saturday night and the Elvis Show.
Sunday morning is a good time to slowly make your way through the gathered cars, talk to the owners and marvel at their beauty; the cars beauty that is!
A reminder to Tocumwal netballers that registrations are open and you need to sort out your insurances now. No insurance, no play.
The Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program providing 50 per cent of purchase and maintenance of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) is now open.
An AED is a life saving device which delivers a controlled shock to an individual experiencing cardiac arrest, increasing their chances of survival.
Sporting organisations and councils will be able to choose from a panel of approved AED Panel Service Providers and a variety of AED packaged services with the level of customer service that meets their needs.
An AED package will include an AED, AED familiarisation instruction (within 28 days of delivery) and a minimum of six years of essential AED maintenance.
For full details of what an AED package includes, visit https://sport.nsw.gov.au/ clubs/grants/defibrillator or ring the Berrigan Shire office.
Knitters and Knatters are back with their nimble fingers in the Tocumwal Library on Thursday afternoons.
They hope to get their names on the Liz McLauren Rose Bowl once again for making the most crafted yarn squares in the Berrigan Shire.
But behind this hotly contested competition is a deadly serious need of making rugs for the cold and needy of our world.
Come and join the ladies for chat, yarn work and afternoon tea, while you make friends and help others. Not able to join in on that day?
Ask the librarian for knitting/crochet patterns or drop a few balls of yarn through the chute to aid this good cause.
It is hoped the renovations and an increase in floor space for the Tocumwal library will be finished by the time the weather turns from this heat and the days get chilly.
Knitters and Knatters and many other community groups use this space for their volunteer works and a bit more elbow space would be very nice.
Here is a date for quilters to put in their diaries.
Deniquilters and Friends are having their Biennial Quilt Show on the weekend of July 13 and 14.
No venue listed at this early stage.
With the heat forecast to return this week, remember to look after the old and very young in our community.
Keep cool with air conditioning or a good fan and drink plenty of fresh cool water.
Get your chores done early and retire for the day doing light chores inside or simply vegging out.
We want you to be here reading Toc Tells for many more years to come.
And if you see an animal or child locked in a car in the heat you have the right to break a window to make a rescue and then call 000.
It would be a good idea to have witnesses who were in agreement with you that the subject was in distress and danger.
TocArts meets again today and it’s portraiture again with Mitchell modelling.
Starting at 10.30am until 12.30pm, the cost is $15 at the Tocumwal War Memorial Hall, Deniliquin Street, which is next to the Post Office if you are new to town.
Visitors welcome to come and have a chat to the teacher with a view to joining the group.
Students from both schools had completed their swimming program for this summer and finished with very successful swimming carnivals in the Tocumwal pool.
Students from Years 3/4/5/6 Sacred Heart School deemed eligible will go on to compete in the South-West Deanery Swimming Carnival to be held in Finley next Tuesday February 26.
Tocumwal Public School students who are going on to the next level will be battling it out with their peers in the Cobram Olympic sized pool.
TocArts have their Matisse beginners painting workshop coming up on Saturday March 16.
Tutored by Jacqui Crapp, this workshop will expose you to still life techniques of Matisse, a superb 20th century colourist. Cost $30.
Ring Sue Machin for materials list and to book in as numbers are limited.