Greenethorpe’s perfect couple

Merle and Bob Bryer are Greenethorpe’s Citizens of the Year.

Greenethorpe Citizens of the Year Merle and Bob Bryer with Dave Watt, Greenethorpe Soldiers Memorial Hall president.

Greenethorpe Citizens of the Year Merle and Bob Bryer with Dave Watt, Greenethorpe Soldiers Memorial Hall president.

The Bryer family has had a longstanding, almost 100 year, connection with Greenethorpe.

Bob returned to Greenethorpe almost 10 years ago as a full time resident with Merle to take on the original family farm.

They purchased more country on the Tyagong.

From day one they have been generous with their time, financial support, energy and enthusiasm for any community function – in particular their contribution to the Greenethorpe Solders Memorial Hall fundraising events and working bees.

The number plate on their ute is APC – “a perfect couple” and this sums up their quiet, unassuming, valuable and much appreciate involvement in the Greenethorpe community.

Once again the Australia Day celebrations were well attended with more than 80 people enjoying the cricket, lunch and good company.

The day commenced with a limited 16 overs cricket match and a win to the Northern No-Tillers team.

Thank you to umpires Chris and Jim, scorers Jenny-lynne and Lisa, players and spectators.

The Silo Busters are already planning strategies for a 2019 blitz.

Thank you to Weddin Council for their donation to help cover, in part, the cost of the lunch and the many people who made salads, supplied ingredients, “barbecued” and helped with hall set up and clean up.

As usual,  a great band of volunteers.

Presentations followed lunch with “player of the match” Sarah Caruana being presented with “The Stump”.

No-Tillers were presented with the Doug Allen Memorial trophy and Christmas Lights to the Murphy family.

A surprised Merle and Bob Bryer where the very worth recipients of the Greenethorpe Citizen of the Year.

Congratulations to all.