A great week of celebrations

HAPPY 21st: Lewis Keough who turned 21 this week celebrated with a few close friends and family at his parents David and Janette's home on Saturday afternoon. Lewie's sister Emily and her partner Jack were home from Wollongong and his brother Charlie was home from Canberra for the celebrations.

Lewie's Grandparents "Bubbles" Mangelsdorf and Henry and Margaret Keough from Wagga were special guests on the day.

This was to be a big party but owing to Covid restrictions numbers had to be curtailed.

Pride of place was the beautifully decorated birthday cake and the outstanding "Chocolate Birthday Card".

McCABES HAVE RETURNED: On Wednesday afternoon when closing the Catholic Church a few visitors who were staying at Grenfell Hall called in and asked if they could have a look inside.

The visitors just happened to be William Terrence (Bill no 3) McCabe from Drummoyne, his niece Rowena Garcia McCabe (Brian Robert McCabe's (Dec) daughter) and her daughter Alexa Garcia McCabe from Beecroft.

William's father was William John (Bill No 2) McCabe and his grandfather William (Bill No 1) McCabe who was a barber in Grenfell where the Vintage Car Club now is. There is also a William Michael (No 4) McCabe.

Bill No 3, a nephew of the famous Stan McCabe, represented the family when W J (Bill) O'Reilly was in Grenfell to officially open the Stan McCabe Complex at the Henry Lawson High School on April 3 1977.

Bill attended school at St Joseph's and served as an Altar Boy at Church. Whilst in town they spent quite a bit time at the Museum/Historical Society, visited the Stan McCabe Complex and the Grenfell Cemetery and thoroughly enjoyed a nostalgic visit to the Country Club

GRENFELL WOMEN'S SHED: An expressions of interest meeting for the Grenfell Women's Shed will be held at 10am on Monday October 26 at the Community Hub. Due to COVID-19 restrictions numbers will be limited.

To register your interest please phone Katie Mitton on 0488 558 3254 before October 22.

WELCOME: Fr Jiss Sunny was been appointed the new Parish Administrator of Young/Grenfell/Boorowa with Fr Yoseph Neonbasu MGL as Assistant Priest on Friday October 09 2020.

Father Jiss was in Grenfell on Sunday to celebrate Mass at St Joseph's Church where parishioners welcomed him and look forward to meeting Fr Yoseph.

FAREWELL: Members of various organisations were invited to attend the farewell to Trevor and Chris Lobb last week.

The Lobbs, who moved to Port Macquarie on Wednesday wish to thank the Grenfell community for their friendship over the many years.

Kath Smith and Roma Sinclair, residents of the Grenfell MPS and great friends of the Lobbs were special guest at the morning tea last week.

SUNDAY SING A LONG: On Sunday afternoon October 04, Kathleen McCue of Patina Gallery hosted an informal musical session with local musicians Julie Gilmore and her partner Tony Hayley.

The talented due played well know hits from the 50's, 60's and 70's.

Those present enjoyed a light luncheon and beautiful music.

HOSPITAL AUXILIARY: Recently the Hospital Auxiliary members donated a 'Sara Stedy' Manual Stand Aid which is designed to be both easy and safe for the patient and staff to use.

Members Glenice Clarke, Jan Holland, Marie Cotter and Vicki Reid were on hand to present the most welcome gift to Nurse Manager, Jackie Skinner, MPS Manager Nicole Widdis and Mitchell Burn.

The next meeting will take place at the Grenfell Bowling Club (owing to Covid restrictions) on Wednesday October 21 at 2pm. Members are asked to return the raffle books to this meeting.

REMEMBRANCE DAY: The Commemorative Service, November 11 will commence at 10.45 am at Memorial Park, where all members of the public and organisations are invited/encouraged to lay a wreath. Unfortunately owing to the Covid-19 restrictions the Commemorative Dinner has been cancelled.

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