'Heard it through the Grapevine'

FANTASTIC FESTIVAL:

Congratulations to the Henry Lawson Festival committee and the hundreds of volunteers who contributed in any way on the 60th anniversary and Henry Lawson’s 150th birthday.

As Slim Dusty’s song goes “You’ve Done us Proud”.

Warren Birch, Kirsty Burn, Simon Apps, Hannah Birch and Henry Dawes celebrating Kirsty & Simon's birthdays.

Warren Birch, Kirsty Burn, Simon Apps, Hannah Birch and Henry Dawes celebrating Kirsty & Simon's birthdays.

Judy and Jenny McInnes enjoying the Grenfell Dramatic Society's production "Crazy Ladies".

Judy and Jenny McInnes enjoying the Grenfell Dramatic Society's production "Crazy Ladies".

The weather, although threatening on Saturday morning proved to be a beautiful day, as did the whole weekend.

Scotty Liebich (R) and Garry Hewen with their family celebrating their birthdays.

Scotty Liebich (R) and Garry Hewen with their family celebrating their birthdays.

VISITING FROM QLD:

Former residents Pat and Joe Keys from Caboolture returned to Grenfell for the Festival festivities.

Former residents Pat and Joe Keys enjoyed their weekend at the festival.

Former residents Pat and Joe Keys enjoyed their weekend at the festival.

They had a great time catching up with their friends of yesteryear and thoroughly enjoyed their stay.

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS:   

Harry Goodrum and Emily Paine from the UK with Michael Dunn (C) after the busy weekend in Grenfell.

Harry Goodrum and Emily Paine from the UK with Michael Dunn (C) after the busy weekend in Grenfell.

Kirsty Burn and Simon Apps celebrated their birthdays with family and friends at Fettlers Restaurant on June 7

90 YEARS YOUNG: 

Max, Meg, Karen and Karl Makin (B) Natalie and Steve Makin with Remi Woods at Meg's birthday celebrations.

Max, Meg, Karen and Karl Makin (B) Natalie and Steve Makin with Remi Woods at Meg's birthday celebrations.

Grenfell resident Fred Paul celebrated his 90th birthday last Wednesday June 7 with friends at the Meals on Wheels luncheon held at the Grenfell Country Club.

HOME FROM WA:

Jenny McInnes was home from WA to visit her mum Judy and catch up with friends over the festival weekend.

Prior to arriving in Grenfell, Jenny flew to Melbourne and Tasmania for a sightseeing holiday.

Scott Liebich at his birthday celebrations enjoying a laugh with his grandpa Jeff.

Scott Liebich at his birthday celebrations enjoying a laugh with his grandpa Jeff.

30th BIRTHDAY:

Sunday of the long weekend saw family and friends gather at the home of Scotty Liebich and his family to celebrate his 30th birthday.

Garry Hewen also celebrated his birthday with Scotty.  

Both birthday boys celebrated with birthday cakes made by Alicia White.

WORKING HOLIDAY:

Harry Goodrum and Emily Paine from Cornwell UK are in Australia on a working holiday.

They have been in Australia seven months and spent the last three months working at the Greenethorpe Hotel.

On the busiest Saturday of the year they came to Grenfell to assist at the Railway Hotel during the Festival.

OBE:

Congratulations to Meg Makin, who celebrated her OBE ‘Over Bloomin’ 80’ birthday at Fettlers Restaurant on Tuesday evening June 13.

Meg’s husband Max, their son Steven and his wife Karen, grandson Karl Makin, granddaughter Natalie Makin and great grandchildren Remi and Braxton Wood were all in attendance for this milestone.

CRAZ Y LADIES:

The Grenfell Dramatic Society’s production ‘Crazy Ladies’ had the audience in fits of laughter on Monday afternoon.

With one cast member being unavailable due to unforeseen circumstances, Grenfell’s own actor extraordinaire Darryl Knapp took to the stage “Oh Lord it is hard to be a woman” and nailed it. Congratulations Darryl – well done!

There will be three more shows – tonight and tomorrow evening at 7.30pm and again with a matinee at 2pm on Sunday.

Tickets are available at CJ Anderson’s or at the door up to fifteen minutes before the show.

WEDDIN WHISPERS:

As it has been a busy weekend, some photographs taken for Weddin Whispers will appear next week.

Thank you to the community for your continued support.

If you have any social news you wish to have published in the Record please contact Deidre Carroll on 6343 1574 or by email at carrollt@tpg.com.au

News of special occasions (weddings, anniversaries and birthdays), holidays, visitors, new babies and achievements of family and friends would be greatly appreciated.

 Information should be brief and concise and good quality photos (with names) of any occasions will also be accepted.

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Information may also be left at the Grenfell Record.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for further information.

Fred Paul celebrated his 90th birthday with friends at the MOW luncheon held at the Grenfell Country Club.

Fred Paul celebrated his 90th birthday with friends at the MOW luncheon held at the Grenfell Country Club.