Birthdays, Birthdays, Birthdays:
Jean Freudenstien celebrated her 90th birthday with family and friends on Saturday May 26 at Fettlers Restaurant at the Railway Hotel.
Guests travelled from Sydney, Woolgoolga, Wagga, Young, Nandaly, Orange, Queanbeyan and Canberra to join with Jean and her family and locals to help Jean celebrate this milestone.
It was a wonderful opportunity for all to catch up and to see the countryside in a lot better shape than through the drought years.
Margaret Frost: Family and friends gathered at Fettlers Restaurant on Sunday May 27 to celebrate Margaret Frost’s 90th birthday.
Carol and her workers had set the scene perfectly with appropriate decorations and a welcome atmosphere.
In attendance were Margaret’s sons Richard and wife Kelly, David and wife Phillipa and daughter, Kathy with husband, Stuart.
Most of her grandchildren were able to be present on the day with some travelling from Wagga, Orange and Wellington.
Four of her six great-grandchildren were in attendance as well. Two year old Charlie was excited to be able to help Great Grandma blow out her birthday candle.
There was no official part to the day so Margaret cut her cake after a happy birthday chorus from the guests.
Margaret was especially pleased to have her old school friend Jean Freudenstein, who also turned 90 in May, there to help with the celebrations.
A happy time was had by all.
Agnus Taylor: Family travelled from Sydney, Narellan Vale, Campbelltown, North West Victoria and Caragabal to join local family and friends to celebrate a special 85th birthday for Agnus Taylor.
The celebration at Fettlers Restaurant at the Railway Hotel on May 27 was also an opportunity to wish Erin Taylor and Alex Fensham (recently engaged in Paris) all the best. Alex’s aunty and uncle - Pam and Chris Fletcher were present to celebrate with the Taylor family.
Megan Taylor also celebrated her birthday on May 26.
It was a huge weekend for the Taylor who also gathered for Jean’s birthday on Saturday.
Happy 18th: Brooke Ivins celebrated her 18th birthday with family and friends at Fettlers Restaurant on Friday evening May25.
The room was beautifully decorated and the placemats had photographs depicting Brooke’s 18 years.
Horse Ride for Charity: Tumbarumba hosted a Can Assist Charity Horse Ride recently in which Jenny Birch, Di and Ash Leibick attended with Stephen Birch and Phil Hargraves as support.
The group arrived at Tumba Racecourse on Friday and set up camp for the night.
Saturday morning 8.30 they were up ready to ride 26 kms up very steep hills to Tooma. After washing, watering, feeding horses and setting up camp at the Tooma sportsground they were treated to a bon fire, Danny Phegan’s Longreach Band, dinner and bar.
Sunday morning they were up ready to ride 30 kms back down (don’t think the horses were too keen).
There were 180 riders, catered for by the Tumba Lions club which done a fabulous job with meals, drinks and toilets on the way and even supplying them with beautiful warm weather. The ride was through some of the best bush country in Australia - very steep, narrow tracks straight up and straight down. Part of the ride was on the old main highway made for horse and cart, it is hard work for the horses so they have to be very fit.
Riding through Paddy’s River and galloping up steep hills was a highlight for them. All money raised is In support of Can Assist and Snowy Hydro Helicopter. The group can’t wait till next year.
Breast Cancer Fundraiser: Three generations of a local family teamed up with former Grenfell/Caragabal resident Debbie (Troth) Franks and her daughter Abbie to participate in the Mother’s Day Classic Walk/Run for Breast Cancer Research on Sunday May 13.
Beth Taylor and her two daughters Tristen Matthews and Fiona Bellchalmers and her three grandchildren Annie and Claire Matthews and Grace Bellchalmers enjoyed the run held on a beautiful, crisp clear morning around Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra.
Kosciusko Experience: Geoff and Julie Grattan members of the Grenfell Camera Club recently journeyed to the Kosciusko National Park for a photo shoot.
They stayed at the Talbingo Caravan Park and drove into the Long Plain area spending two great days taking photos of brumbies, dingoes, old huts and spectacular scenery. Then it was down to Cooryong for the Man from Snowy River Festival to the re-enactment street parade and photography exhibition.
Saturday it was back to the Long Plain area for more photography and exploring.
Photos from the above areas will be displayed at the Grenfell Camera Club’s Photography Display over the Henry Lawson Festival Weekend in the lower end of Main Street.
Sidewalk Cafe and BBQ - St Joseph’s School new venue for their side walk Cafe for the Henry Lawson Festival will be in Murray’s Store opposite McClintocks.
They will be providing their regular BBQ and will have hot dishes for you to enjoy if you wish to enjoy the comfort indoors.
Henry Lawson Festival: The Festival is just one week away. Prior to the weekend, the Grenfell Dramatic Society will hold their “Poetry by Firelight” in the Rose Street Theatre on Wednesday evening June 6 at 7.30 and the School Recitation Days will be held Thursday in the same rooms.
All members of the community are invited to these functions.
The Official Opening of the Art and Porcelain Exhibition will take place at the Community Hub on Thursday at 7pm.
Have you booked for the concert on Friday night where the crowning of the Festival Queen will take place or the Festival Awards Presentation, Reception and the crowning of the Festival Charity Queen will take place?
For further information, Festival programs are available at venues throughout the town - just ask.
Sincere Sympathy: Sympathy is extended to the family of the late Terry Fanning of Young.
Terry was the 2nd eldest of the late Jack and Kath Fanning of Grenfell and a brother of Len, Jill Rowlands, Robert, Bernie, Helen (Dec), Greg, Vicki and Sonia (Dec).
Sympathy is also extended to the family of the Frank Joseph Curry who passed away on Oberon on May 21.
Frank’s wife Ellen formally of Grenfell is the daughter of the late Fred and Mollie Simpson and a sister of Shirley Best, Alice Robinson and the late Ernest Simpson.
New Baby: Receiving congratulations on their first baby are Kylie and Angus Taylor of Caragabal.
Max David Taylor entered the world at Forbes District Hospital on April 17 2012 at 5:30am weighing in at 3870gm (8lbs 5oz) and measuring 54cm.
Delighted grandparents are Richard and Dorothy Starr and Kathy and David Taylor and Great Grandparent, Maisie Taylor all of Grenfell.