HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Lola Madden celebrated her 95th birthday on March 9.
Lola was joined for her birthday lunch at the Albion Hotel by friends and relatives including her three children, Greg Madden, Judith Cannon and Helen Cooper.
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS: Grenfell resident Bob McMillan celebrated his 75th birthday last Sunday, March 10, with family and friends.
Bob and his daughter Carly enjoyed a morning shopping trip through Grenfell before Bob joined friends at Spice 'N' Aroma cafe for morning tea.
Later that evening Bob celebrated with family at the home of his daughter and son-in-law Carly and Peter Brown. After a delicious birthday dinner, the family enjoyed a friendly game of Rugby Union on the lawn. A wonderful evening was had by all.
WELCOME TO THE WORLD: Sarah and Daniel Dijs are pleased to announce the slightly early arrival of Aster Louise Dijs who was born on January 10 at Calvary John James Hospital Curtin in Canberra at 1745, weighing in at a petite 2.76kg. Grandparents are Marlene and Trevor Taylor of Quandialla and Philip and Kerrie Dijs of Sale, Victoria. Aster is the first grandchild for both families.
WOMEN’S DAY: On Sunday March 01, a small group of Grenfell women travelled to Boorowa for the 13th year of International Women's Day celebrations.
Running from 9am-4pm at the Boorowa Ex-Services Club, the keynote speakers were once again inspirational, educational and motivational. The theme for 2019 was "Old Habits Die Hard" and consisted of Robyn Lewis who shared her very personal journey through the six addictions that controlled her life for 37 years; Eileen Reckord, a secondary school teacher of over 30 years, who works closely with adolescents to aid their resilience, wellbeing and overall mental health; Cyndi O’Meara, a nutritionist, film maker, bestselling author and founder of a wholefoods company, who educates on what really goes into the food we eat and Shanna Whan, a very determined woman who is travelling through rural and regional Australia raising awareness about high-risk drinking. This is always a rewarding day out. Grenfell ladies put it in your diary for next year – you'll be glad you did!
Robyn Lewis shows the very real and ugly face of ICE addiction. (Users feel something is crawling underneath their skin, so they scratch and dig at their bodies relentlessly in order to remove whatever it is.)
10th BIRTHDAY: Matilda York celebrated her 10th birthday on February 20 with her family and friends. Apart from her family, friends, the spread and her Unicorn birthday cake, she was delighted with her birthday present – a new bike. Matilda wishes to thank Amanda Mason for her beautiful cake and Rochelle Cawthorne for the invitations, lolly bags and decorations for her special party.
HENRY LAWSON FESTIVAL: The monthly meeting of the Henry Lawson Festival of Arts will be held in the Grenfell Hub at 7.30pm on Tuesday March 19.
This year’s special guest is Inga Simpson, a former student at The Henry Lawson High School. Inga, an accomplished author is chuffed that she will be opening this year's Henry Lawson Festival in her hometown on the June long weekend - following in the footsteps of Eric Rolls, Patrick White and many others:
March 17: J & J Grant’s St Patrick’s Day “Wearin’ of the Green” 3 person Ambrose golf day at 12 noon for a shotgun start at 12.30pm.
Jack, who will turn 99 on March 30 invites everyone to attend wearing green and to come along afterward for the tasting of his special ‘green Irish cream’.
March 19: Grenfell Drum Muster, March 20 Let’s Talk Mate at Quandialla, March 28 Mobile Blood Van, March 29 Breast Screen Van and Women’s Health Clinic at the Community Health Centre 10.30am -12.30pm.