Weddin Whispers Bulletin

ANTHONY FOUNTAIN. Sincere sympathy is extended the family of Anthony Charles Fountain of Bowral and formerly of Grenfell, who suddenly passed away January 22 in Liverpool Hospital, aged 72 years.

A memorial service to celebrate Tony’s life will be held at the Bong Bong Racecourse at Bowral on Wednesday January 31 commencing at 11.30am.

Following the service a BBQ lunch will be available at the racecourse.

The family request that all attending wear casual dress.

If enough interest is shown a coach will be available for the service at Bowral, departing Loader’s depot at 7am. Bookings $45 per person prior to midday on Tuesday January 30 at Loaders Coaches Ph: 6343 1799

WELCOME VISITORS: Warwick Crampton of Grenfell Hall hosted and enjoyed dinner at the Railway on Tuesday evening with Dr Jeremy Huyton, University of Canberra Tourism and Hospitality, Simon Wong Dept of Environment Climate Change and David Combe former Broadcaster and Journalist who were doing a familiarization tour of the Central West. The group have friends and family coming from overseas later in the year and would like to showcase to them this part of the world.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY:  Vicki Walsh was treated to a special birthday dinner with her family on Tuesday evening at the Railway Hotel. Vicki’s husband Rod, their children, Alex, Lorene and her husband Tim Hazell and Madeline and husband Jeremy D’Ombrain were there for the celebrations.

Vicki said “Thank you all for the lovely birthday messages. Great day topped off with delicious dinner my beautiful family.”

VISITING FROM UK: Jane Ashcroft enjoyed a few days in Grenfell this week and caught with great school friend Cathie (Simpson) Logan. Jane is the daughter of the later Ted and Gwen Lobb was home in Grenfell to organise a seat to be placed in the memorial park at Bimbi in remembrance of her parents.

Jane and Cathie grew up together and travelled to school each day on the Bimbi Road bus.

Cathie said “It was great to catch up with Jane tonight. Even though we haven't seen each other for a number of years, childhood friendships last forever. Thanks for a great night Jane.”

Jane was staying with Sally and Bob Jackman at the Calico Duck and enjoyed early morning walks in Grenfell – a great little town with lots of memories!

Whilst here Jane also caught up with great family friends Pat Brus and Judith Day (Diprose)

On Tuesday evening the Eastaway/Knight families took Jane to dinner prior to her departure home.

BIRTHDAY GIRLS:  On Thursday evening the girls enjoyed a night out to dinner at Fettlers Restaurant to celebrate Noelene Perceval’s birthday. Helping Noelene celebrate were Esma Baker, Coral Mitton, Fay Hancock, Margaret Thorncraft and Robyn Logan.

SERVICE CLUBS’ GET TOGETHER: Each year the Rotary and Lions Clubs of Grenfell enjoy an informal get together. On Wednesday evening January 17, members, partners and friends of both clubs met at the historic Railway Station complex. Lions members supplied pre-dinner nibbles, tables, chairs, plates etc, whilst Rotary cooked the BBQ and supplied beautiful salads and sweets.  Fun and fellowship were the orders of the night where more than thirty people were in attendance.

Presidents of both Clubs – Ross Craven (Rotary) and Chris Moran (Lions) thanked all for attending and wished all a productive year.

WELCOME TO TOWN: John and Del Penrose moved into Grenfell from the farm prior to Christmas and celebrated the move last week with good friends Rod and Vicki Walsh and Maureen and Garth Gault. The group enjoyed an evening out at Fettlers Restaurant.

SCHOOL’S BACK: School will resume in NSW on Tuesday January 30. Please check with your school re the correct date. Please remember speed limits in school zones and when wig wag lights are flashing on school buses.