'Heard it through the Grapevine'

CRUISING HOLIDAY:

On Friday November 10 Gordon Gam travelled to Sydney to board the P&O Pacific Jewel for a four day cruise to Morton Island off the coast of Brisbane.

The cruise set sail departing Sydney at 4pm sailing through the Heads. The Pacific Jewel sailed Friday, Saturday and arrived at Morton Island at 7.30pm.

On Sunday morning Gordon went across to the Island where he did a shore tour that he had booked whilst on the ship.

"Pommy" Williams from Wallerawang with Terry Carroll at the Remembrance Day Service.

"Pommy" Williams from Wallerawang with Terry Carroll at the Remembrance Day Service.

This was the Outback Safari Tour where he rode a board down the sand dunes.

When he returned from the safari, he checked out the ship wrecks, enjoyed a lovely meal at the cafe on the island then. 

The cruise left Morton Island around 5:30 pm on Sunday, arriving back in Sydney at 7.30am Tuesday. 

Gordon said the sea was calm during the trip and that he had a great time with plenty to do. He is already planning another one. 

REMEMBERING

Terry Carroll (Lions) and Deidre Carroll (CWA) present cheques to Lorraine Ivins' 'Cows for Cambodia' fundraising.

Terry Carroll (Lions) and Deidre Carroll (CWA) present cheques to Lorraine Ivins' 'Cows for Cambodia' fundraising.

COLLEEN:

Bill Eyels (F-L) with participants in the Ironbark Ride enjoying a stopover at the Railway Hotel.

Bill Eyels (F-L) with participants in the Ironbark Ride enjoying a stopover at the Railway Hotel.

On November 15, a group of ladies met at the Grenfell Bowling Club for their annual Christmas dinner. Many years ago their friend the Late Colleen Handcock organised this get together, which like ‘Topsy’ grew and grew. 

The ladies just knew that Colleen would like this tradition to go ahead and so it did. 

Instead of exchanging gifts the girls all gave a donation which amounted to $325 which was passed onto the Grenfell Hospital Auxiliary to go towards the purchase of a Palliative Care Wheel Chair.

BIRTHDAY

CELEBRATIONS:

 Hugh Moffitt (F R) celebrating his 70th birtday with great friends.

Hugh Moffitt (F R) celebrating his 70th birtday with great friends.

Hugh Moffitt who celebrates his birthday the same day as Prince Charles - November 14 was taken out to dinner a few days later on November 17 to welcome in another ‘0’ birthday. 

Pene and Keith Starr, Sue and Justyn Armstrong, Carol Hargrave and Lesley and Jim Mardin were at Fettler’s Restaurant to make sure Hugh celebrated his 70th birthday in style.

WALLERAWANG

The Pacific Jewel.

The Pacific Jewel.

VISITORS:

I caught up with “Pommy” Williams one of the visiting bowlers from Wallerawang over the weekend of November 11-12.

He attended school at St Joseph’s in Portland some years ago with Terry’s younger brother and sisters. He is also a great friend of my brother in law, Dennis Thompson in Lithgow.

He and Dennis are both Vietnam Vets.

On Remembrance Day he attended the Grenfell Service prior to playing bowls.

COWS FOR CAMBODIA:

Girls Night Out - Remembering Colleen.

Girls Night Out - Remembering Colleen.

Lorraine Ivins has been busy raising funds for her tour to Cambodia. 

Lorraine who departs in February 2018 as a volunteer for 9 days assisting with the charity ‘Cows for Cambodia’.

This fundraising tour in which each participant has to raise $2000 for the Charity, as well as pay their own air fares and accommodation, will volunteer cooking meals, working on the farms with cows and goats, build a house and duck pond and take families shopping at their local markets. 

In between they do get to do some sightseeing. 

Lorraine and her helpers are busy selling tickets in locally sourced prices and  wishes to advise that the competition will drawn at the Combined Services Clubs’ Christmas Carnival on Friday December 15. 

Last week Grenfell Lions Club presented Lorraine with a cheque for $200 and the CWA Evening Branch donated $100 to the charity.

IRONBARK RIDE:

Last weekend a group of riders on their way to Stuart Town had a stopover in Grenfell.

This ride takes in all the back roads enroute to the motorcycle friendly Ironbark Inn in Stuart Town.

Following the heavy hail storm and rain on Friday evening some of the riders decided to head straight to Blayney to avoid the weather. 

Some of the riders including Bill Eyels come to Grenfell each year on the “Blue Liners” St Patrick’s Day ride.

LOOKING BACK: 

Thank you to Shirley Turner who sent a photo of the Grenfell Record page with two beautiful blondes and a young Mark Liebich.

IT’S BEGINNING TO

Deidre Carroll, Mark Liebich and Margaret Whitty in the Dramatic Society production 'Jungle Juice' in November 1999.

Deidre Carroll, Mark Liebich and Margaret Whitty in the Dramatic Society production 'Jungle Juice' in November 1999.

LOOK A LOT LIKE

CHRISTMAS:

It is only four weeks and three days till Christmas! Have you done your shopping?

Why not check out what Grenfell has to offer! 

You will find men’s and ladies fashions, shoe shop, newsagent, pharmacy, Christian book shop, craft shop, hardware stores, post shop, furniture and white-goods store, a  local butcher, IGA, beauty and hairdressing salons and the numerous specialty and giftware businesses to assist you when thinking of Christmas.

Take a walk and browse through these wonderful local businesses, you are sure to find that perfect gift.

 For the hard to buy for maybe a “Why Leave Town Grenfell Go Card” gift vouchers?