A very big birthday weekend

18TH BIRTHDAY: Cailtin Nealon, daughter of Kelly and Darrencelebrated her 18th birthday on Saturday June 13.

Luckily, on June 13 (her actual birthday) the COVID-19 restrictions were lifted a little and they were able to celebrate within the guidelines. However, limited to 20, Caitlin had no extended family - just girlfriends from Forbes, Grenfell and Parkes.

They had an hilarious afternoon on a scavenger hunt bus trip around the properties and continued the festivities back at home in the evening.

Caitlin's beautiful and amazing birthday cake was homemade by Kellie Ellison in Forbes.

Caitlin's proud parents said that she brings so much love and light into their world and told her to never stop wishing and dreaming because she deserves every happiness in life.

GRENFELL GARDEN CLUB: Stage two of Grenfell Garden Club's community sculpture project is almost complete. The Council installed the sculptured gazania flowers on June 24.

This sculpture will complement the eagle structure on the corner of O'Brien and Warraderry Streets and Camp Street.

The Garden Club commissioned local sculptor, Kathleen McCue to design and produce these amazing works of art, from money raised from Open Gardens. Money which the Club continues to put back into the community.

"As President of our Club and on behalf of our members, I would like to publicly thank the Weddin Shire Council for their support with this major project and also Kathleen (McCue), who has put so much time and effort into sculpting these wonderful works of art for locals and tourists to enjoy," Garden Club president Chris Lobb said.

90th BIRTHDAY: Allan Logan who turned 90 on June 17, celebrated last weekend with his family including his lovely wife Nancy, his children and their spouses, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

The family organised an outdoor luncheon on Saturday June 20.

Pride of place was a beautiful birthday cake made and decorated by Carol Logan adorned with marshmallows for the young and young at heart members of the family.

Allan received many well wishes via phone calls, mail and on Nancy's Facebook page.

Thankfully the formalities were just over when the heavens opened and delivered the beautiful much needed rain.

18TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS: Tara Schaefer had an intimate birthday party on Saturday June 13 to celebrate her 18th birthday with some of her closest friends.

The party had a bonfire and took over the old house at 'Strathearn'.

The group celebrated with food, bubbles and family friends.

The evening was marked with the cutting of the home made Black Forest Cake.

RAIN: Beautiful and welcome rain fell over the district last weekend and early this week. Various amounts were recorded on Saturday evening/Sunday morning from 44mm to 49mm with a further 11.5 mm later.

Many dams that were empty are now full to the brim.

I do believe our catchment area for the Central Tablelands Water - Lake Rowlands (Coombing Creek near Blayney) has received some water as well, but to date - Water restrictions remain at Level 5 meaning watering of gardens only on Sundays either between 7am and 9 am or 4pm and 6pm for a maximum of 1 hour in total with a hand-held trigger hose or bucket. Watering of lawns is not permitted.

As of June 24 the water level is at 50.5 percent. If steady rain continues, water restrictions for many towns and communities across the region will be eased soon following a wet start to winter.

The photo contributed by Jenny Armstrong is not a creek, but their actual driveway.

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GRENFELL RECORD CONTACT: Rebecca Hewson (Journalist) Rebecca may be contacted by email rebecca.hewson@fairfaxmedia.com.au or by mobile 0436 000 660.