Town Beach already a ‘second home’
The forecast for Tocumwal Easter weather is for warm days and cool nights, so this will especially please our visitors from down south who have experienced colder times recently.
This will make camping very popular as it’s the last chance for many to get away before the winter sets in.
More than 50 caravans, tents and motor homes have already been making Town Beach their home for the first week of the Victorian school holidays.
We hope they stay on to enjoy some of the activities that Tocumwal has in store for the tourists and locals for Easter.
As you have been told before it is all happening in Tocumwal over the long Easter weekend
As an added extra on the art scene, there is an artist’s collective now open in Tocumwal
The Tocumwal Art and Antique Gallery, a community run group, will be open for business on each day of the Easter weekend from 10am to 2pm.
Pay a visit and meet the artists who will be manning the gallery.
This is an exciting time as TocArts will also be displaying some of their life art sketches and will have some pieces for sale.
It is great that the different genres can be displayed in one place for your viewing pleasure.
Along with new exhibitors and new paintings, there will be plenty of variety for the discerning art lover including textile art.
The artists are very passionate about their works and it is reflected in the wonderful display on show now in our newest gallery in Deniliquin St in the old billiard rooms.
Also have a look at the Cobram and District’s Annual Art Show in the Tocumwal War Memorial Hall which will be running for the four days over the break.
It opens at 10am on Good Friday and runs each day until closing at 3pm on Monday.
This show brings together the work of the Cobram and District artists and covers many styles and genres with scenes of the beautiful Murray River at all times of the day and season being very popular with viewers.
Make sure you take a ticket in the painting raffle as it is always a super collaboration of CADA’s talented artists.
A gold coin donation at the door is all that is asked, so you can spend time browsing and possibly buying local art.
Good Friday will see the fifths mini footballers run onto the ground at 9am, starting off a day of football and netball with a real country flavour.
Corey Herezo has a team of boys and girls who are learning the fundamentals of the game and who love having a run on the big field and they play the game with a passion.
Take a look at our under 11 netballers who also start early over on the netball courts.
If you have city visitors take them along to see football played by people who play it for the love of the game rather than big money and take a look at the netballers as well, plenty of speed and vigour there too, for the love of the game and pride in the club.
And like most footy/netball in the country there is an army of workers behind the scene, cooking hotdogs, marking lines, waving flags, and doing administrative work, so you can go along and enjoy watching the games, even if you go at 9am when the dew is still wet on the ground.
On Saturday the horses return to the Tocumwal Race Club for their annual local outing.
The course is looking the best it can be with regular watering by the hard working committee. The shrubs around the perimeter fence have grown and will soon be a feature of the area.
Tocumwal Race Club brings you a six race card and lots of other fun on the day. There will be marquees, Fashions on the Field, on course bookies and TAB betting.
Lots of things for the kids to do too. You can take the bus from town to and from the course and save having a date with the law.
The biggest market in the area returns on Sunday — the only time in the year the market is held on Sunday.
And it will be huge with well over 200 stalls already booked.
There will be all your old favourites and many new stall owners getting a chance to show their wares at this famous market, which starts at 8am and goes through until after lunch.
Remember this is a dog free market. Leave your fur babies at home, a stressful crowded market is no place for a dog.
Thursday May 23 — keep this date free for a very worthy cause and a great social outing.
Get a group together and have a fun time while raising fun for cancer research.
Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea will again be hosted by Hunters Haven Anglican Op Shop and the Tocumwal Community Op Shop.
The venue to is be advised.
The Shabby Chic Art Show is back again this May, opening with a preview evening on Friday, May 17.
The show will run over the weekend of May 18 and 19 from 10am until 4.30pm.
This is a show for pre-loved and original artworks.
There will be a showing of oil paintings, watercolours, and some prints as well as a few pieces of antique furniture.
The preview night will feature a wine tasting and light supper as well as getting first chance to snap up an artwork.
A bit later in the year — in September — Tocumwal will be hosting an Air Show.
The skies of Tocumwal will once again be filled with the sound of World War II aircraft for the Tocumwal Air Show which will be held on Saturday, September 14 .
It will be a great day out for the family, with more than four hours of breathtaking flying displays, hot rod, custom, and historic vehicle displays, market stalls, food trucks, joy flights and so much more!
More details to come as planning and preparations continue during the year.
The autumn weather is very conducive to getting out and about in the sunshine before the grip of winter hits us soon.
So it was no surprise to see some ‘yummy mummies’ getting their Vitamin D with their offspring in tow, or rather in their jogging strollers.
Alisha Matters and her son Harry, Carly Almond and her daughter Poppy and Lisa Farrell and her boys Billy and Tom were out and about before 9am last Thursday, crunching the kilometres, while their kids got plenty of fresh air and sunshine.
These young ladies say they do this exercise most days but their husbands are doubtful.
Well doubt no more fellas, because we now have photographic proof of their exercise efforts.
The combined churches of Tocumwal held their monthly service in the Anglican Church on Sunday.
Although a few people were away, there was still a good number in attendance. The service was led by Rev Stephen Davis.
On Good Friday there will be a combined service at the Anglican Church at 9am.
There will be Street Stall run by the Uniting Church on April 26, at 9am, in front of IGA.
The next monthly combined service will be held at the Presbyterian Church at 9am on Sunday, May 12.
St Peter’s Catholic Church Easter Observances are as follows:
Good Friday Ceat 3pm, Easter Sunday Mass at 8.30am, Confessions in Holy Week from 9.30am to 10.30am.
Members of all congregations pray that you will have a safe and blessed Easter.
It would not be Easter without the Royal Children’s Hospital fundraiser, and our local NSW Fire & Rescue team helping them out.
If you hear regular sirens on Good Friday, it will be the volunteers going around the streets collecting donations.
Tocumwal and its visitors are always very generous to this cause because that is where our sickest children go, and we must help to ensure it has the highest health care for our kids.
Taking advantage of the recent sunny weather were (from left) Alisha and Harry Matters, Carly Almond and Lisa Farrell with Billy and Tom.