Sydney Royal Easter Show: Lorette Walmsley attended Sydney Royal Easter Show from April 1 to 9 assisting with the Western District Exhibit, getting produce ready for judging as well as putting the exhibit together.
When the show started, Lorette was out the front selling produce such as tubs of water melon and toffee apples and explaining to the crowd what the exhibit was about and made of – i.e.; the different grains and produce used to make it. (Most of the city people have got no idea).
Most of the them where amazed when told that the back drop was made of coloured sheep’s wool stapled on to board to get the mural of the farmers.
The Western District display came 4th overall and first for people’s choice.
Samara Walmsley and Sarah (Polly) Eppelstun were also there to help over Easter. They came from SA after just finishing eight weeks of vintage grape harvesting.
New Baby: Congratulations to Tania and Brett Biddle of Young Street who welcomed their third child Beau Michael into the world on March 29 weighing 6lbs 90zs. Beau was born at Cowra Hospital.
Beau is a brother for Cooper 3 ½ and Darcey 1 ½.
Grandparents are Michael and Colleen Nealon (Grenfell) and Julie and David Biddle of Glen Innes.
Birthday Celebrations: Joan Eppelstun, (great grandmother) Lorette (grandmother) and Samara (aunty) Walsmsley travelled to Moree on April 13 to attend Thomas Walmsley’s 1st Birthday.
Thomas is the son of Nathan and Sonya Walmsley and brother of Charlie (13 months).
Nathan is an aircraft maintenance mechanic for State-wide Aviation.
Brett Walmsley was already up there working around Moree/Qld boarder.
The group returned on Monday and drove to Canberra Tuesday to put Samara on the plane to go back to SA. A great time was had by all.
Happy Birthday: Scott Eppelstun was out and about on April 25 – a very special day for two reasons - Anzac Day and his 50th birthday.
Scott, a transplant recipient has been guest speaker at many functions on organ transplants and has another function in Wagga shortly at which he will be guest speaker. Congratulations Scott.
21 again: Debbie and Garry Heath were out last week celebrating Debbie’s 21 again birthday.
Debbie teaches at both St Joseph’s Catholic School Grenfell and St Mary’s Young, whilst Garry has recently been appointed as principal at Greenethorpe public school.
School Friends: Dave Armstrong, son of Jenny and Ian and James Forsyth, son of Don and Val, were both home recently and had a great time catching up.
James has been in the Navy for the past 8 year, based in Sydney, serving on HMAS Watson and was home to march on Anzac Day as well as catch up with family and friends.
In 2010 Dave undertook a 6 month placement as a volunteer English teacher in Krabi, a province in southern Thailand.
During this time he taught at several schools and upon finishing his placement gained a position as an English teacher within an English Programme at a large government secondary school.
Dave currently teaches Science, Health and P.E. to students from Grades 7, 8 and 9. He has taught some rugby league skills during P.E., however much to his dismay the students insist on playing soccer at any given chance.
David returned home recently for four weeks to catch up with family and friends before going back to Krabi to teach for another 12 months.
Visiting from Berry: Pat and Frank Stone from Berry on the South Coast were in Grenfell visiting their family prior to and on Anzac Day.
They were particularly happy to see their grandson Ben Osbourne who is a Grenfell Cadet participate with other recruits in the Dawn Service and Anzac Day March.