'Heard it through the grapevine'

 Former residents Nettie and John Hancock enjoying a visit home.

Former residents Nettie and John Hancock enjoying a visit home.

CRUISIN’ DOWN THE RIVER: Chris Moran and his wife Kathryn Williams enjoyed a holiday with a difference. After driving to Sydney, they boarded the Indian Pacific train to Adelaide. Enroute the Indian Pacific had a two hour stop-over in Broken Hill allowing them to visit the Pro Hart Museum.

Greenethorpe gals Danielle Allen and Jane Tyrrell preparing for their fundraiser. (Con't)

Greenethorpe gals Danielle Allen and Jane Tyrrell preparing for their fundraiser. (Con't)

From Adelaide they were bussed to Mannan where they embarked on the Murray Princess for a four days and three night’s adventure cruisin’ down the river to Murray Bridge and return. The paddle steamer docked overnight.

Chris who is not a lover of the water thought he was Leonardo DiCaprio on the Titanic with arms outstretched.

They spent two days in Adelaide visiting Seppelts Winery and Maggie Beer’s Farm in the Barossa Valley.

Chris was a little disappointed when his Mercedes was double booked in Adelaide and he had to settle for a Land Rover Discovery Sport.

While they were on their trip, Chris’ brother Brian from Sydney stayed in Grenfell to look after the animals and water the gardens.

WELCOME BACK: John and Lynette ‘Nettie’ Hancock were back in town for a short visit last week. For a number of years John and Nettie have been travelling around Australia and showing/selling their crafts at various market stalls.

Paul Moran, Kathy Williams and Chris Moran.

Paul Moran, Kathy Williams and Chris Moran.

One of their latest market stalls was in Canberra, a few weeks ago, when North Canberra was almost washed away.

John is the son of the late Chris and Vi Hancock and a brother of Noelene Brandt, whilst Nettie is the daughter of the late Jock and Nola Graham – she is a niece of Doug and Barry Harris and a cousin of Garry Baker.

Speakers at the International Women's Day Emma Rossi, Claire Beath, Yvonne Allen and Rachael Stevens. (Con't)

Speakers at the International Women's Day Emma Rossi, Claire Beath, Yvonne Allen and Rachael Stevens. (Con't)

John and Nettie enjoyed a night out to dinner with Doug, Colleen, Marlene and Barry Harris, Garry and Phillipa Baker and Noelene and John Brandt.

ONE NIGHT IN VEGAS:  Danielle Allen and Jane Tyrrell, two Greenethorpe gals, already kicking their heels up in excitement for the for the "One Night in Las Vegas" Ball which is happening tomorrow evening Saturday March 17. In between planning meetings, they are pictured here in the Halls' playground getting into the spirit for their upcoming fundraiser for the Hall.

Former Grenfell policeman Ray Robinson and Lucy Dumbrell at the breakfast in 2017.

Former Grenfell policeman Ray Robinson and Lucy Dumbrell at the breakfast in 2017.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: International Women's Day is celebrated annually in Boorowa at the Ex-Services Club on the Sunday following IWD. A small group of women from Grenfell attend every year and it's always an enjoyable and inspirational day for celebrating women and their achievements, with around 150 women attending this year. The topic for 2018 was, "Fear on the Frontline" and Yvonne Allen spoke of “How Fear Can Impact Relationships Today”, Emma Rossi, in her professional capacity discussed, "Media, #MeToo and Women in the Workplace”, Rachael Stevens combined poetry and excerpts from her personal diary in, “From Brokenness to Bravery” and Claire Beath showed us how beneficial yoga can be, or as she put it, "Yoga (and Sertraline) Saved my Life”. Four women sharing some of their personal experiences, some laughter and some tears. Make a note in your diary to attend this thoroughly enjoyable day in 2019!

FESTIVAL QUEEN FUNDRAISING: With the 61st annual Henry Lawson Festival not too far away, entrants in the competition are now organising their fundraising events.

Blue Liners enjoying brekkie at the Lions Park.

Blue Liners enjoying brekkie at the Lions Park.

Courtney Liebich Festival Queen Coordinator is asking organisations to let her know of any major fundraising event that you may be having, so that these events do not clash.

To date, known events are: Grenfell Dramatic Society entrant Kelly Luthje will be holding a St Patrick’s Day event at the Criterion Hotel on Saturday March 17 from 7.30pm. The Grenfell Bowling Club entrant Melinda Hewen is hosting a Black, White and Red Ball on Saturday May 12.The Lions Club are in the process of organising a fundraiser for their entrant May Suzuki on June 2.

Leo DeCaprio? No just Chris Moran cruisin' down the Murray! (Contributed).

Leo DeCaprio? No just Chris Moran cruisin' down the Murray! (Contributed).

BLUE LINERS: It’s a great day for the Irish. - The Police and Friends Blue Liners St Patrick’s Day themed bike ride will arrive in town tomorrow afternoon.

The group will be entertained with dinner and live music at the Railway Hotel on Saturday evening and will enjoy breakfast served by the Lions Club at the Historic Railway Station on Sunday morning.

HARMONY DAY: On Wednesday March 21, the Grenfell Pre-School and Long Day Care Centre invite you to Harmony Day “Everyone Belongs”.  Harmony Day is a celebration of our cultural Diversity. Let’s come together with family, friends and our local community to celebrate our own unique Grenfell Diversity from 10am -11.30am. Come and have a ‘cuppa’ and look through our amazing centre. RSVP March 19 - PH; 6343 1743

SENIORS MORNING TEA:   The Friends of Grenfell Library will be hosting a senior’s morning tea in the Uniting Church Hall on Tuesday March 27 at 10am. Everyone welcome.