'Heard it through the grapevine'

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS: Lorraine Harveyson celebrated her birthday on Friday January 26. Lorraine was in attendance at the Railway Hotel where her son Luke was entertaining, but sneaked away before he sang ‘Happy Birthday’. Proud grandparents John and Fran Harveyson also attended the fun night. Luke’s brother Daniel celebrated his 21st birthday with his good mates Mitch Stevens, Jacob Gavin, Ben Abbott, Bob Ryan, Sebastian Holz, James Hunter and Dylan McAlister on Wednesday evening January 31 with dinner and drinks at the Railway Hotel, then again Friday evening with another group followed by a night out with his parents Peter and Lorraine and friend Chelsea Anderson on Saturday.

FAMILY BIRTHDAY: Carolyn Shaw celebrated a special birthday at Fettlers Restaurant on February 01 with her husband Warren, children Emma, Holly and Adrian and the light of her life grandson baby Tate and his dad Michael Hampton. Good friends and neighbours Doug and Wendy Kohnen and their children Jai and Hannah also enjoyed the evening out.

Maisie Jane Baker and her masterpiece on Australia Day.

Maisie Jane Baker and her masterpiece on Australia Day.

AUSTRALIA DAY: Congratulations to all nominees and award winners on Australia Day.  Whilst the awards were being presented Jenny Hetherington organised the wonderful children’s art which was judged by Matt Ireson, husband of the Ambassador Sandra. Pictured are some of the children doing their masterpieces.

VOICES AGAINST VIOLENCE:  Grenfell Voices against Violence Committee is calling for quality used clothing for their ‘Clothes Swap’ fundraiser to be held on April 11.This is the perfect opportunity to finally let go of all the fabulous pieces you haven’t been wearing so that someone else can love and wear them! In exchange, you can pick up some new pieces for your wardrobe! This event is for ALL dress sizes.  If you have clothing you wish to donate, the committee would like you to drop them at the Grenfell Community Health by March 09.

Australia Day artists, Beau and Cooper Biddle, Ava Greenaway and Phoenix Mackinnon.

Australia Day artists, Beau and Cooper Biddle, Ava Greenaway and Phoenix Mackinnon.

Swap guidelines:  Women’s and Children’s clothing - dresses, pants, skirts, tops, shoes, bags, scarves, hats and jewellery. What NOT to bring: earrings, swimwear, underwear, pyjamas. Clothes must be clean and in a condition that’s not too heavily worn or too damaged. (Good quality like something you could give to a friend)

Peter, Lorraine and Daniel Harveyson and Chelsea Anderson.

Peter, Lorraine and Daniel Harveyson and Chelsea Anderson.

The fundraiser will take place at the Community Health on Wednesday April 11 from 9.30am – 12 noon with a guest speaker at 10.30am. Cost for the morning is $10 which includes a free morning tea and you get to choose five items of clothing. Funds raised will support projects raising awareness of Domestic Violence in the Weddin Shire. Items left over will be donated to Women’s Refuges in Forbes and Young and local Charities

Daniel Harveyson 3rd from left, celebrating his 21st birthday with friends.

Daniel Harveyson 3rd from left, celebrating his 21st birthday with friends.

HENRY LAWSON FESTIVAL: Save the date for the 61st Henry Lawson Festival in Grenfell! A great event for the whole family that is held every year over the June long weekend. For more information please head to www.henrylawsonfestival.com.au

Entry forms for the Street Procession on Saturday of the weekend are currently being circulated. Do you belong to an organisation that wants FREE promotion? Why not consider showcasing your organisation in the Annual Street Procession. 

Luke Harveyson entertaining at the Railway on Australia Day.

Luke Harveyson entertaining at the Railway on Australia Day.

The Street Procession is fun, full of colour and variety and promotes our wonderful community and all it has to offer to Residents and Visitors. If you would like further details please leave email or contact details in thread below or email procession@henrylawsonfestival.com.au  

King/Queen Competition: If your club, school, business or organisation wishes to nominate an entrant in Festival King/Queen competition Courtney Liebich would love to hear from you. Courtney advises that fundraising for your entrant can commence from March 1.   If you have a major event please contact Courtney with the date so that functions do not clash. When promoting any event or fundraising please advise on any advertising that funds are for your festival entrant and to use the Festival Logo.

 Carolyn Shaw with her children Adrian, Holly, Emma and grandson Tate.

Carolyn Shaw with her children Adrian, Holly, Emma and grandson Tate.

Michelle Rohan and John and Fran Harveyson enjoying Australia Day entertainment at the Railway.

Michelle Rohan and John and Fran Harveyson enjoying Australia Day entertainment at the Railway.

Wendy and Doug Kohnen and their children Jai and Hannah.

Wendy and Doug Kohnen and their children Jai and Hannah.