'Heard it through the Grapevine'

Halle Mary Leibick with her parents Jess and Chris. Cont
Halle Mary Leibick with her parents Jess and Chris. Cont
Halle Mary Leibick. Cont

Halle Mary Leibick. Cont

The workshop group with Paliative Care coordinator Nella Powell and MOW Manager Denise Makin.

The workshop group with Paliative Care coordinator Nella Powell and MOW Manager Denise Makin.

WELCOME TO THE WORLD: Halle Mary Leibick entered the world at 8.08pm on Wednesday June 13 weighing in at 9lb.10oz and 56cm in length at Young District Hospital.

Halle is the firstborn for delighted Jessica and Chris Leibick.

 David, Ian and Roo McColl, Joe Kinsella and Judith Pugh with May Suzuki.

David, Ian and Roo McColl, Joe Kinsella and Judith Pugh with May Suzuki.

Halle was welcomed by her grandparents and partners, Dianne Leibick and Phillip Hargraves and Alan Leibick and Kristy Evers of Grenfell and Lynne and Colin Maher of Young.

The Griffin family - Noah, Mark, Cobie, Cassie, Flynn and Darcy.

The Griffin family - Noah, Mark, Cobie, Cassie, Flynn and Darcy.

Halle’s personality – very curious, determined and a sweet little lady. Congratulations to all.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Mark Griffin was treated to a special birthday dinner at the Railway Hotel on Monday evening August 20 by his wife Cassie and beautiful boys Noah, Flynn, Darcy and Cobie. Also joining in the celebrations were Mark’s Parents Stephen and Jill, his mother in law Sharon Eppelstun and sister and brother-in-law Alicia and John White and their children.

Weak Cordial entertain the crowd. Cont

Weak Cordial entertain the crowd. Cont

40TH BIRTHDAY:  Luke Armstrong, son of Richard and Julie Armstrong of “St Kilda” Grenfell celebrated his 40th birthday on Saturday night in Grenfell.

Luke Armstrong (FL) with his wife Christie and friends from all over enjoying a pre- birthday dinner. Cont

Luke Armstrong (FL) with his wife Christie and friends from all over enjoying a pre- birthday dinner. Cont

The party was held at The Cordial Factory on George Street – a former cordial factory then welder’s workshop that Luke and his wife Kristie are in the midst of transforming into a music venue. (See them on Instagram @thecordialfactory if you wish to follow Kristie and Luke’s progress).

This proved perfect for the event with over 140 family and friends guests, attending from near and far including Perth, Brisbane, Newcastle and Canberra, enjoying woodfired pizza and live music provided by Luke’s band Weak Cordial (with Brent Cartwright, Heath McKinnon, Paul Taylor and Shane McCahon) and a host of talented friends also entertaining the crowd.  A great afternoon and evening was had by all. On Friday night, visitors were welcomed by the locals and enjoyed dinner at the Railway Hotel.

PALLIATIVE CARE

VOLUNTEER SERVICE:

An invitation was extended to representatives from various groups in Grenfell to come together on August 15 at the Grenfell Bowling Club to create a Purpose/Vision Statement for a proposed Palliative Care Volunteer Service.

This is a pilot program; partnership between Cowra-Grenfell Meals on Wheels who will be auspicing/engaging volunteers and Western NSW Local Health District Palliative Care Service.

Locals attending represented The Weddin Health Council, Community Health, Men’s Shed, Lions Club, CWA, Can Assist and Church Groups. The group worked through a range of friendly, easy introductory exercises to assist in finding values, word and language to create a vision statement.

Annella Powell, Palliative Care Volunteer Project Coordinator Western NSW Local Health District  with Denise Makin from the Cowra Grenfell Meals On Wheels Service said “The most important point to make is that in order to manage community expectations of need for and engagement of volunteers with the proposed service we need to start out small and grow as need and understanding of the type of support services becomes evident, hence we won’t be having a major recruitment campaign, but people may hear talk about the service around the town.”

Revelers outside the cordial factory. Cont

Revelers outside the cordial factory. Cont

These services provided in partnership with NSW local health districts, will facilitate access to individuals interested in supporting palliative care patients and their carers/families through physical, functional, emotional, psychological, social and spiritual care.

Nella and Denise thanked all in attendance for their input and invited everyone to a beautiful morning tea.

CELEBRATING:  A very successful Trivia Night fundraiser was held recently at Greenethorpe to assist a family who lost their home owing to a fire.

Lucky winners, David, Roo and Ian McColl, Joe Kinsella and Judith Pugh of a voucher donated by the Railway in Grenfell enjoyed a night out celebrating last week.