Weddin Whispers: Friday July 30, 2021 |Joan's 90th celebration | Photos

90th BIRTHDAY: Congratulations and best wishes to Joan McSpadden who celebrated her 90th birthday (Covid Style) last Saturday with a small gathering at Unwind.

Joan's sons Rob and Gary, daughter Tracie and her husband Glen Ivins, daughter Jen and her husband Ink Armstrong, Joan's brother George Hampton her sister Shirley and brother-in-law Barry Hazelgrove were in attendance.

Tracie, Glen, Ink, Jen and George had lunch with Joan to celebrate her official birthday on Sunday. The family hope to organise another gathering later in year for those unable to attend due to restrictions.

COMMUNITY HEALTH: Elly Schiller from Grenfell Community Health wishes to facilitate an information session on an Aged Care System for Weddin Shire residents over the age of 65.

Discussions will be: My Aged Care, Guardianship, planning for the future, having discussions with family etc. Elly is seeking interested locals to participate. (numbers are limited due to Covid). The first date will be Friday August 6. Those interested please contact Community Health 63491750.

MAIN STREET: Amazing to see traffic lights in our Main Street. Hopefully for not too long. With the wet weather, conditions in the street have not been favourable. Many of the shops that are impacted by the upgrades, are offering free home delivery or call and collect and they will deliver the goods to your car.

GRENFELL RSL SUB-BRANCH: On August 6 and 7, theRSL Sub-Branch will be conducting a street stall for the sale of Victory in the Pacific and Vietnam War Commemorative Badges. A raffle for a memorial Vietnam War Quilt, donated by Margaret Knight will also be held. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. The quilt will be drawn at the Victory in the Pacific/ Long Tan Commemorative Dinner on August 18. Time: 7 - 7.30pm at the Grenfell Country Club. RSVP - Wednesday, August 11. Contact Brian Hughes (Vice President Grenfell RSL) 02 6343 7143 for reservations and courtesy bus bookings. Prior to the dinner, the Victory in the Pacific and Long Tan (Vietnam Veterans Day) Commemorative Service will be held at the Cenotaph at 5.45pm.

FREE CAMP: Owing to Covid-19, visitors to the free camp at the Grenfell Railway Station have been quiet of late, but the birds have certainly enjoyed the grounds. Thank you to the Weddin Shire Council for the installation of a new notice board near the amenities block, including a business directory, street map and a district map depicting the villages of Bimbi, Quandialla, Caragabal and Greenethorpe which are ideal destinations for day trips.

SINCERE SYMPATHY: Sympathy is extended to the families who have lost loved ones over the past few months including Brian Harry Verney, Ronald Roger "Peter" O'Brien, Nevin Willard Hughes and former residence Ernst Albert Holland, James William Grogan, Hazel Hazell and Margaret Nona Gay Shannon (Margaret's funeral is today at 3.30pm in Orange). Our thoughts and prayers are with all at this difficult time.

COMMUNITY DIRECTORY: The Grenfell Record and Grenfell Tourism are updating the Community Directory. Many organisations/businesses are no longer or have changed their contact details or new businesses have opened. They are asking all organisations, clubs, and businesses to advise their current details i.e., contact name, phone, email and for businesses your address and send them to either Claire McCann - Ph 026342059 or Deidre Carroll - Details below

WEDDIN WHISPERS: If you have any social news you wish to have published in the Record, please contact me on 6343 1574 or 0403 480 729 or by email at News of special occasions: weddings, anniversaries, and birthdays, holidays, visitors, new babies and achievements of family and friends would be greatly appreciated.

Many residents use Facebook to let their friends know their good news stories, but many older people do not have that privilege and love to read the news in the local paper. Please do not hesitate to contact me for further information