Weddin Whispers Bulletin

Baptism: On Sunday July 14 Ian, son of Francesca and Jake Taylor of Caragabal was welcomed into St Joseph's Parish Community through the Sacrament of Baptism. Father Tom Thornton officiated at Mass and Baptism.

Ian's Godparents are Stuart Taylor and Nikki Scutella.

Ian is the grandson of Matt and Kate Taylor and Fiona Scutella.

Following mass, family and friends gathered for a 'late' breakfast at Unwind.

80TH BIRTDHAY: Congratulations to Verona Hughes who obtained her "OBE" - "Over Bloomin' Eighty this week.

Around thirty people gathered at Nevin and Verona's home on Sunday July 14 to celebrate Verona's 80th birthday. Many tales were told, at Verona's expense as well as recognising her talents for sewing, cooking and putting up with Nevin for 60 years!

A digital montage of photos included the Piney Range and Caragabal schools, circa 1946 kept many of the revellers amused and names and faces were connected.

Family and friends travelled from Sydney, Canberra, Merimbula and of course Grenfell to laugh and reminisce, including Verona's cousin Wendy and her great granddaughter Willa.

Two important family photographs were taken on the day; one of the four generations of beautiful ladies: Verona, her daughter Tracey Hughes-Butter, her granddaughter Tegan Brotherton and great granddaughter Willa Brotherton and the other with Doug and Vicki Reid, Clive and Enid Johnson, Jackie Taylor, Nevin Hughes, Tegan Brotherton, Tracey Hughes-Butters, Ann Best, Howard Hughes, Colin Butters, Paige Hughes, Griff Butters and Elissa Hughes.

FLANAVERSARY: On Saturday July 6, descendants of Flanagan clan gathered at the Grenfell Bowling Club where locals Anthony O'Flanagan and Joy Flanagan organised a "Flanaversary". Guests of honour were Pam and Michael Fox and Father Allen Crowe.

Other guests included Milton (Callala Bay) and Ron Flanagan (Wagga), Michelle Grybaitis, Sue Flanagan, Nell Birch, Helen Parker, Max and Vickie Green, Wayne Lear, Phillipa and David Frost, Annette and Michael Brown, Jean Light, Jeannie Murray, Sharon Jones and Sharyn Bradtke.

Anthony said, "Prior to the eleven hundreds, Ireland enjoyed the government of Clans by their Chieftains. After the Norman invasion the Clans were dispersed, their lands confiscated and given to English sympathisers, what is now known as the "Plantation".

2012 saw the official registration of Clan Flanagan of Upper Third with the Clans of Ireland after careful investigation of our beginnings in Ireland. Our Irish Flanagan ancestor was Christopher JK Flanagan who made his way to Australia with his wife Johanna (born Connery) and son Matthew aboard the SS Larne, arriving here in 1841. Other children were born in the Colony including a son Daniel. Matthew settled around Wagga Wagga, at Ladysmith. We fit into this picture through Daniel and his wife Elizabeth (born Casey) and they lived around the Gundaroo district. Elizabeth moved to the Grenfell area along with her daughter, Johanna Crowe (born Flanagan), son Daniel Richard, Annie, Mary and other members of the family after Daniel was killed when a tree fell on him. Descendants of Daniel and Elizabeth include, Flanagan, Crowe, King, Parker, we encourage anyone who may be related to the Clan to get in touch with Clan Flanagan of Upper Third on Facebook.

2012 saw the official registration of Clan Flanagan of Upper Third with the Clans of Ireland.

Pam Fox is the daughter of the current and only living Hereditary Irish Clan Chieftain in Australia."

GRENFELL KART CLUB: The annual Bob Hinde Memorial "Festival of Kids" will be held this weekend July 20 and 21 at the Bogolong Circuit.

The Kart Club will be introducing the Inaugural Graham "Silver" Card - Clerk of the Course.

Not only are they going to have a great weekend of racing but are going to light the biggest bonfire you've ever seen to keep you warm and toasty and a DJ will entertain on Saturday evening.

Dinner is available Friday (Casserole) and Saturday (Roast) - text Cathie Logan to book in 0457 384 790 with name, night and numbers.

It's going to be a great weekend for all the family. This invitation is open to everyone in the local communities.

ANGLICAN FETE: The Holy Trinity Anglican Parish Annual Fete will be held on Saturday July 27 in the hall and grounds. From 10am you will be able to enjoy a barbecue steak or sausage sandwich and morning/afternoon tea. Why not come along and check out the various stalls - cakes, bric-a-brac, books, jams, pickles, trash and Treasure which will be full to the brim for all to peruse and purchase. There will be heaps of activities for the children as well as the Lions Jumping Castle.