Welcome to all visitors and families who have returned to Grenfell for this memorable weekend. Following the celebrations at the school please enjoy the beautiful Open Gardens which are open over the weekend.
Audrey Watt and Ian Pitt welcomed a visit from Ian's daughter Jen and his youngest granddaughter Rhiannon from Sydney who spent a few days in town catching up with dad and granddad. The group enjoyed a night out to dinner at Fettlers.
Former Grenfell residents Steve Crouch of Inverell (son of Jack and Joan of Bradley St) and Russell Holland of Bonny Hills (son of Daphne Holland and brother of Greg ‘Snakey’ dec’d) returned to Grenfell for the Class of 65 School reunion over the long weekend.
The boys enjoyed an extended stay and caught up with many during their stay.
Congratulations to Alexandra (Alex), daughter of Jill Hamilton and David Hore and Karl Makin who were married on Saturday September 30 at 4pm on the hill overlooking Karl’s parents Steven and Karen’s property. Celebrant for the happy occasion was Anthony Myers.
Alex’s bridesmaids were Amanda Hollins and Rachel Butler, whilst groomsmen were Phillip Simpson and Peter Nicholson
All of Karl's grandparents were present; Max and Meg Makin and Don and June Faber.
Guest travelled from Melbourne, Rockhampton, Mackay and Hayden Makin and Lauren Neill flew home from New Zealand for the first time since April.
Flowers for the tables were done by Kate Robinson (with assistance from Liz) and David Hore’s sisters Jenny Laing from Cowra, who had had a week with the Weddin Mountain Muster and Felicity Carr from “Funny Hill” Binda created the beautiful bouquets.
Zelma Barker spent many, many hours making a fabulous chocolate mud cake. Jill’s siblings Tony and his wife Sue (Bondi), Sue (St George’s Basin) and Geoff and his wife Sue (Turramurra) were in attendance – hence three Sue Hamiltons.
A very relaxed evening under the stars with canapés and light food rather than a sit down meal was enjoyed by all.
Don Robinson, President of the Weddin Mountain Muster, on behalf of the group “Paint Girls” under the leadership of Gina Glover presented Michelle Rohan of the local Can Assist Branch with donations of around $1100.
The ‘Paint Girls” each year organise some fun activities during the Muster to donate to a local charity. Apart from the fun activities, the girls canvassed the street and businesses who donated to the cause.
Michelle thanked Don and the girls for their kind donation and reminded everyone of their “Yellow Day” on Melbourne Cup Day and advised that tickets in the 100 Club are now available from her at the Criterion Hotel.
FESTIVAL OF ARTS:
The annual meeting of the Henry Lawson Festival of Arts will be held in the Grenfell Hub at 7.30pm on Tuesday October 20. A number of positions have become vacant and new/younger people are encouraged to come along and support the festival.
DINING IN NIGHT:
The RSL Sub Branch welcomes everyone to the service at 11am at the cenotaph on November 11. The branch will host a “Dining in Night” at the Bowling Club at 7pm that evening and again everyone in the community is invited to attend. It will be a “Black Tie” evening costs $50 P/P includes Hor d'ourves, a three course meals, cheese platter and Toasting Port.
Paid booking at Grenfell Shoes and the Grenfell Bowling Club by November 4 enquiries to Secretary Margaret Knight 63432120.
Please forward all Weddin Whispers contributions to firstname.lastname@example.org, they can also be left at 41 Main Street at the Record office, all contributions are welcome.