Overseas Holiday: Chris and Trevor Lobb have just returned from a wonderful holiday in Turkey and then Ireland. They had a 15 day tour of Turkey, starting in Istanbul, a city which has developed as a world metropolis.
They visited the old Roman ruins in Perge, Ephesus and Troy as well as the amazing landscape of Cappadocia.
A highlight of the tour was the visit to Gallipoli, which was very moving.
They were very impressed with all aspects of Turkey, in particular the history of the country.
With a stopover in Dubai, they then flew on to Ireland for a tour of the country, starting in Dublin.
They felt the tour of Ireland was interesting, but didn’t match the highlights of Turkey.
On arriving home to Grenfell they then completed their holiday with a trip up to Iluka to visit their son Trent, Amanda and grandson James, and helped them move house.
Weekend Visitors: Ray and Vicki Penberthy travelled from Bowning last weekend to surprise and catch up with Vicki’s brother Greg ‘Doo’ and Mary Fanning.
Although the trip was a very quick one, they had a great time catching up with family members and friends.
Colleen and Chris Handcock welcomed a visit from Margaret Hobby from Orange last weekend. Margaret, Colleen’s sister often pops over for a game of golf with the locals.
Also visiting from Umina on the Central Coast were Robyn and Geoff Hicks who were staying with the Logans in Forbes Street. The Hancocks, Hicks and Margaret enjoyed an evening out to dinner on Saturday.
Surprise Visitors: Pam Brind was pleasantly surprised through the week when great friends and former workmate visited Grenfell.
Robyn and Grahame MacDonald from Newcastle surprised Pam on Wednesday August 8 and enjoyed a quiet dinner at Fettler’s.
They had a great time catching up and reminiscing about their time when Pam and Grahame worked together at a Case IH dealership in Newcastle.
Happy Birthday: Anita Southwell celebrated her 10th birthday with her mum Kathy and great close friends Sarah, William and Clare Hazell on Tuesday evening. They enjoyed a lovely dinner and special time together.
The Year of the Farmer Bush Dance: Last week I mentioned that the Quandialla Memorial Hall Inc committee will be holding a a bush dance to celebrate The Year of the Farmer. Sponsored by the NSW Department of Primary Industries at the hall tomorrow, Saturday August 18 – admission is free and music will be supplied by the bush band,‘The Tin Shed Rattlers’ from Wagga. Doors will open at 7pm with music commencing at 7.30pm.
This is a ‘bring your own nibbles and drink’ evening and tea/coffee and slice will be on sale at a convenient time. This will be a great evening of fun and fellowship for the whole family.
A raffle will also be held with proceeds shared between the Quandialla Memorial Hall Inc and the Quandialla Swimming Pool.
There are some wonderful prizes up for grabs and even if you can’t make the dance tickets are available at the Quandi Post Office or the Quandi Cafe.
Thank you to the following businesses and companies for supporting the ‘Year of the Farmer’ raffle:- The Hattery, Katoomba, Delta Agribusiness Quandialla, Windsong Chimes, Novartis Animal Health, The Land Newspaper, Junee Licquorice Factory, Hutcheon & Pearce Cowra, Country Style Magazine, RM Williams Australia, Dow Agrosciences Australia and Massey Ferguson Australia – all other donors will be thanked on the night.
For further enquiries contact Narelle Gault on 6347 1294 A/H.
Victory over Japan Day (also known as Victory in the Pacific Day, V-J Day, or V-P Day) is a name chosen for the day on which the Surrender of Japan occurred, effectively ending World War II, and subsequent anniversaries of that event. The term has been applied to both of the days on which the initial announcement of Japan’s surrender was made – to the afternoon of August 15, 1945, in Japan, and, because of time zone differences, to August 14, 1945 (when it was announced in the United States and the rest of the Americas and Eastern Pacific Islands) – as well as to September 2, 1945, when the signing of the surrender document occurred, officially ending World War II.
On Wednesday August 15 Grenfell remembered this auspicious day with a luncheon at the Railway Hotel.
Bald Archy: Sponsored by Essential Energy, this exhibition a coup for Grenfell brings many tourists/visitors to town and is a great for the economy.
As quoted in the Canberra Times February 2010, the Bald Arch is the “the prize that laughs at art’s lighter side.”
The Official Opening Night is Sunday September 9 at 7pm at the Grenfell Art Gallery, where Curator Peter Batey OAM, the Founder creator of the Bald Archy Prize and has been a major influence of the development of Australian comedy and satire over the past fifty years will give a floor talk.
The Bald Archy Exhibition will run from September 9 till October 6 – The Art Gallery will be open every day Monday – Sunday during the exhibition from 10am to 4pm with entry fee of $4 - Don’t miss it.
Tickets $8 - for the opening night which includes wine and savouries are available at the Art Gallery. Purchasing tickets beforehand will alleviate lining up on the night.
Pre-school Art Exhibition: The Grenfell Pre-School their annual art show closes today Friday 17.
Held at the Grenfell Hub in Main Street, This exhibition was very successful last year and enjoyed by the whole community. Call in today and check out the wonderful exhibition created by our pre-schoolers in the shire – well worth the visit.