'Heard it through the Grapevine'

THE ROYAL FLYING DOCTORS SERVICE:

The Outback Car Trek is an annual event that donates the funds it raises each year to The Royal Flying Doctor Service.

The Trek 2017 started in Griffith NSW on Sunday June 4 and will finish at Port Macquarie Saturday June 10.​

B Franklin, H Moffitt, J Mitton, A Stokes, S Hughes, T Carroll, and P Mitton at the Museum working bee.

B Franklin, H Moffitt, J Mitton, A Stokes, S Hughes, T Carroll, and P Mitton at the Museum working bee.

The Trek is an event for older 2WD cars, and all of the cars are specially prepared to cope with the fun of outback and remote dirt road driving.

On Friday June 02, ten participants from all over, enroute to Griffith had a stopover in Grenfell. They had a fun filled evening at the Railway Hotel.

Susie Taylor of  Biddy and Jean Personal Styling, features in the Weight Watcher's magazine. (Cont)

Susie Taylor of Biddy and Jean Personal Styling, features in the Weight Watcher's magazine. (Cont)

Three of the trekkers; Moz, Simmo and Fred to date had already raised ​ $56,000 in 2017 for the cause.

A happy group of RFDS supporters at a stop over in Grenfell.

A happy group of RFDS supporters at a stop over in Grenfell.

Another trekker Paul Gallant said he and his wife Glenda from Mackay Qld had been to Grenfell before, as they had met Peter and Judy Spedding on a cruise and have remained good friends.

Alexander Nowlan, Cobie Eppelstun and Jaxon Greenaway with their confirmation sponsors.

Alexander Nowlan, Cobie Eppelstun and Jaxon Greenaway with their confirmation sponsors.

Fred Ayoub, Chairman of the Mt Lewis Bowls Club (who turned 50 on May 30) was on the Trek with his son and celebrated his birthday with the group. Fred has even been known to do the ‘ice bucket’ challenge.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY:

Brett McKellar and Sam Perry enjoying their birthday dinner at Fettlers.

Brett McKellar and Sam Perry enjoying their birthday dinner at Fettlers.

Madeline and Jeremy D’Ombrain celebrated their wedding anniversary with a special dinner at Fettler’s on May 25.

Jeremy surprised Madeline when he arrived home from work with his sister in law Lorene Hazell to act as a baby sitter and told her she twenty minutes to get ready so he could take her out to dinner.

Jeremy D'Ombrain surprised his wife Madeline when he took her to dinner for their wedding anniversary.

Jeremy D'Ombrain surprised his wife Madeline when he took her to dinner for their wedding anniversary.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

BOYS:

Brett McKellar and Sam Perry celebrated their “21st again” birthdays with family and friends at Fettler’s Restaurant on May 30. These two could certainly pass for twins???

Confirmation candidates (L-R) Alexander Nowlan, Cobie Eppelstun and Jaxon Greenaway with Fr Paletasala.

Confirmation candidates (L-R) Alexander Nowlan, Cobie Eppelstun and Jaxon Greenaway with Fr Paletasala.

CONFIRMATION:

Cobie Eppelstun, Jaxon Greenaway and Alexander Nowlan received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Tuesday evening May 30 in St Joseph’s Catholic Church with Fr Paletasala (Pale) Leota officiating.

He thanked all who had been involved in the boys’ preparation and specially thanked the parishioners who attended, helping make the liturgy memorable.

Cobie was sponsored by Sharon Eppelstun, Jaxon by Sue Seymour and Alexander by Rebecca Naylor

Following the service families and friends adjourned to the school library for the cutting of the cake and a lovely supper.

Fred Ayoub (C) celebrating his 50th birthday  in Grenfell prior to RFD trek.

Fred Ayoub (C) celebrating his 50th birthday in Grenfell prior to RFD trek.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY:

Following the Grenfell Lions Club donation of $1600 to the Historical Society/ Museum to purchase a storage cupboard, members of the club assisted with the assembling and installation of the unit.

The Historical Society was very grateful for the donation and the voluntary labour by the members of the Lions Club.

BIDDY AND JEAN

PERSONAL STYLING:

Congratulations to Susie Taylor (formerly of Grenfell) who has had an article and photos published in the Weight Watchers magazine.

Susie said “I am honoured to be a volunteer Career Support Presenter at this wonderful charity “Dress for Success” in Sydney”.

Susie of Biddy and Jean Personal Styling was recently invited to answer a few questions for Dress for Success Charity for the Weight Watchers Magazine.

Dress for Success is a registered charity which improves the employability of women in need in NSW by providing free of charge, professional clothing, a network of support and career development tools to help women achieve self sufficiency.

HENRY LAWSON

FESTIVAL OF ARTS: 

On behalf of the community of Grenfell and the Weddin Shire we welcome all visitors to town for the 60th anniversary of the Henry Lawson Festival of Arts Grenfell, we hope you all have a fantastic fun-filled weekend and enjoy your stay.

Be sure to check out pages 7-14 of today’s Record for your special souvenir festival lift out.

Deidre Carroll

​WEDDIN WHISPERS