'Heard it through the grapevine'

DOUBLE CELEBRATIONS: Congratulations - Greg and Mary Fanning celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary on Friday March 2 and Greg ‘Doo’ celebrated his birthday on Saturday March 3. They both had a great time on the bus on the Grenfell Goanna’s Poker Run.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Lesley Marden celebrated her 27th birthday last week. She is definitely only 27, as she was born on February 29 any only has a birthday every four years.

Lesley celebrated with her husband Jim, Sue and Justyn Armstrong, Hugh Moffitt, Pene and Keith Starr and Carol Hargrave last Thursday at the Railway Hotel. Pene made the beautiful Lamington Cake (courtesy of IGA). A fun time was had by all.

WEARIN’ OF THE GREEN: It’s that time of the year again - Grant’s St Patrick’s Golf Day. “The Wearin’ of the Green” and tasting the famous “Grant’s Irish Cream” will take place on Sunday March 18 at the Grenfell Country Club. The Three Person Ambrose will be a shotgun start from 12noon – 12.30pm. There will be trophies for the winners, runners up, longest drive, nearest the pin and of course the ‘greenest outfit’. Jack and John suggest you come along and enjoy a great game of golf and also having the pleasure of tasting Jack’s famous “Grant’s Irish Cream”.

ALAN KASH: Former resident Alan Kash has new EP five track album “Love Your Country”  it  has  Australian Original Country Songs, with one cover of "True Blue”, and four originals, "Compromising" – A young Aussie leaves his family home on the land to form a band, "A Country Pub"-.dedication to Aussie Country Pubs, “Love your Country" - dedication to the hardworking Aussie farmer and "We Ride" - Tale of a motorcycle ride across the Blue Mountains to the out-back. The album features the Criterion Hotel, Grenfell - Alan’s hometown on the cover. Alan says. “See you at the Penrith Working Truck Show!!” You may also check him out on Facebook.

WELCOME VISITORS: Lain and David Thiel of Tyagong Street welcomed a visit from her brother Alistair and his wife Kate Mackellar from Canley Heights. The Mackellars arrived Friday and travelled on to Temora Friday afternoon for a family function, journeyed to Weethalle to visit Alistair’s brother Mon and family on Sunday before returning to Grenfell for an overnight stay on Monday.

GOANNA’S POKER RUN: What a great weekend and what a boost for Grenfell. The 5th annual Grenfell Goanna’s Poker Run was heralded a huge success. Congratulations to the organisers on a well planned trip. Many of the riders have been coming to Grenfell since the inception of the run and are almost ‘locals’. Once again we took the bus with around twenty one passengers and met up with riders at the various check in points. Whilst on the bus, we learnt some new songs, courtesy of the young folk who came along.

After leaving Grenfell, the first checkpoint was at the Wallendbeen Hotel – a beautiful spot with upstairs and downstairs bars. Coolac, via back Gundagai Road and Muttama was the stop for lunch. The next checkpoint was at Wombat – another little old pub where the staff welcomed everyone and then onto Bribbaree before returning to Grenfell. We traversed around 360kms. 

David Rouse from Vacy in Dungog Shire in the Hunter region was the Poker hand winner of the day. As well as the prize money he was also the recipient of a flask. He was delighted with it as he said “It keeps hot things hot and cold things cold. I have two cups of coffee in this and icy pole!” I was able to get a photo of him on the trip – being very responsible – with a bottle of water.

 Another rider Steve Kibble with his red and green Ducati would not part with it, but let Terry pretend to have a ride.

CARGO2GRENFELL FUNDRAISER: Although the walk is underway; it is not too late to donate to the cause Beyondblue. Come along and support C2G walk. Friday night Ozzie trivia at the Gooloogong Hotel, $20 per team of 4 with prizes to be won. Starts 7pm, sure to be a great night with lots of fun and laughter.

Dinner packs are available. Saturday night at the Grenfell country club, starts 6pm with the courtesy bus offering trips to and from the club. Live music, food and a $120 voucher from Grenfell Furniture being raffled! All proceeds go towards our $10000 goal for beyond blue. 

Alan Kash's new album.

Alan Kash's new album.

VOICES AGAINST VIOLENCE:  It is still not too late to donate to the Voices Against Violence Clothes Swap. They are seeking good used women’s and children’s clothing and coat hangers – good quality clothing – something like you would give to a friend.

J & S Armstrong, K & P Starr, J & L Marden, H Moffitt and C Hargrave at Lesley's birthday celebration.

J & S Armstrong, K & P Starr, J & L Marden, H Moffitt and C Hargrave at Lesley's birthday celebration.

Please deliver clothing to the Community Health Centre (below the hospital) in Camp St.

Lesley Marden celebrating her '27th' birthday with her special Lamington Cake.

Lesley Marden celebrating her '27th' birthday with her special Lamington Cake.

The Clothes swap will take place on April 11 in the Uniting Church Hall from 9.30am-12 noon Cost $10 includes choice of five item  morning tea and a great guest speaker at 10.30am.

David Rouse - responsible drinking on the ride.

David Rouse - responsible drinking on the ride.

Greg "Doo" and Mary Fanning celebrating their wedding anniversary.

Greg "Doo" and Mary Fanning celebrating their wedding anniversary.

Lain Thiel, Kate Mackeller, David Thiel and Alistair Mackeller.

Lain Thiel, Kate Mackeller, David Thiel and Alistair Mackeller.

Terry Carroll on his (he wishes) Ducati.

Terry Carroll on his (he wishes) Ducati.