'Heard it through the Grapevine'

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY:

Grenfell residents Bill and Faye Solomons celebrated their 62nd Wedding Anniversary last Friday, November 10.

They enjoyed a nice quiet day and look forward to many more years together.

50TH WEDDING

ANNIVERARY:

Congratulations to Keith and Judy Muldoon who celebrated 50 years of wedded bliss on Saturday November 11.

Keith and Judy were married in Binnaway in 1967.

They moved to Caragabal in 1977 and then to Grenfell eight or nine years ago.

Many of Grenfell's Greek families will return home this weekend.

Many of Grenfell's Greek families will return home this weekend.

GALVIN GATHERING:

The 2016 'Meet and Greek' saw the showground pavilion transformed into a spectacular Greek themed venue.

The 2016 'Meet and Greek' saw the showground pavilion transformed into a spectacular Greek themed venue.

The families of Leo and Mena Galvin held a gathering in Grenfell on November 11 and 12.

A luncheon was held in the Showground Supper Room on Saturday.

Great friends Janet (Barr) Parker and Sharon (Witcombe) Brown.

Great friends Janet (Barr) Parker and Sharon (Witcombe) Brown.

Leo was born in Grenfell on November 18 1917 and Mena in Portland, NSW on November 9 1917.

M Mitton, S Carroll, J Nowlan, R Byrne, A and G Parker, P Periera and G Simpson.

M Mitton, S Carroll, J Nowlan, R Byrne, A and G Parker, P Periera and G Simpson.

The occasion was the centenary of their births. Special guests were Leo’s sister Sister Macrina (RSM), his brother Peter and sisters-in-law Mary and Veronica.

The Galvin sisters (B) Anne, Maureen, Katie and Mary (F) Jo, Patricia and  Pauline.

The Galvin sisters (B) Anne, Maureen, Katie and Mary (F) Jo, Patricia and Pauline.

Mena's sister, Sister Patricia O'Loughlin (RSC), was not well enough to make the trip to Grenfell but she sent her good wishes.

Their son-in-law Rick from Canberra and their granddaughter Jennifer and her family, who are living in Denver, were unable to attend.

The Galvin extended family and some friends at their reunion.

The Galvin extended family and some friends at their reunion.

On Sunday, the family attended Mass at St Joseph’s Catholic Church and after Mass Father Kevin Flynn baptised three of Leo and Mena’s great-grandchildren,  Asher and Maisie Fallon; grandchildren of Margaret (dec)) and William Thornton; grandson of Jo.

The families were glad to be back in Grenfell and enjoyed sharing old memories and creating new ones.

THLHS LEO CLUB:

Tonight November 17 The Henry Lawson High School Leo Club (junior Lions) is hosting a bowls fundraising event  at the  Bowling Club at 6:30pm for a 7pm start.

The Leos project “The Australian Lions Children’s Mobility Foundation” is to raise money towards two mobility “Hart Walkers” for two special needs children in the district.

The cost is $10 per player for teams of 3 and this includes a sausage sizzle at the end and prizes. Names can be texted to Carolyn Baker 0427 438200.

Fr Kevin Flynn with families and godparents of Asher and Maisie Fallon, grandchildren of Margaret (dec) and William Thornton, grandson of Jo.

Fr Kevin Flynn with families and godparents of Asher and Maisie Fallon, grandchildren of Margaret (dec) and William Thornton, grandson of Jo.

Everyone is welcome to attend. If it happens to be wet, this will be postponed till next Friday.

INTERNATIONAL NIGHT:

Grenfell Rotary Club is adding to the November festivities by holding an International Night featuring Italy on Wednesday 29.

Bowling Club chef Marc will be serving a three course Italian Banquet; there will be guest speakers, Italian music, a quiz and lots of fun to be enjoyed.

Secretary Sue Armstrong (6343 1283) is gathering acceptances which are needed by Monday 20.

All are welcome, and a courtesy bus will be available – telephone the club if you would  like to be picked up around 6.30pm.

GRENFELL VISITORS:

Although it is sad that people have to return home sometimes, it proves that school friends remain great friends.

Recently Janet (Barr) Parker and Sharon (Witcombe) Brown, James Nowlan, Paul Periera, Rodney Byrne and Steven Carroll were some of the many visitors who caught up with locals Grant Simpson and Michael Mitton to pay their respects to the Parker family following Barry’s passing.

Sharon and Janet boasted that they were tennis champions from 1973 -79 and no doubt the boys also had some stories to tell, as you can see by the photo in which they are pictured with Anthony and Greg Parker.

MEET AND GREEK:

Effy and Leonard – who many will have heard on the radio over the past week – will give their presentation at the Visitors Information Centre this Saturday at 11 am.

This will be followed by a lunch for all attending, provided by the ‘Friends of the Library’.

On Saturday evening, the real fun begins with a Greek dinner, music by Theodora throughout, and then jukebox hits with Craig to work off the irresistible food.

SINCERE SYMPATHY: Sympathy is extended to families who have lost loved ones over the past months, including; Bruce Grenfell Nealon, Rosie Mavis Paull, Ronald Lesley Norris, Audrey Caroline Ryder, Ruby Lillian Schalk (Bribbaree) Peter John Sweeting, Marcella Florence (Meg) Grant, Cynthia Evelyn Brenda (Jane) Hayer, Barry Richard Parker, Joyce Lesley Morley

And former residents Robyn (Anne) Parker nee Freudenstein,( Coffs Harbour), Keith DeBritt, Leila Waugh nee Taylor (Canberra), David Andrew Creech, son of Mick (dec'd) and Bonnie Creech of Canberra and Beryl Jean Baker (Henty) whose funeral is today at 10.30am with a graveside service at the Grenfell cemetery.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.