Cars, bikes and trucks on show

June 30, 2017

The Mild 2 Wild Club have a Winter Swap Meet and Show and Shine event coming up this Sunday, July 2.

Held at the Tocumwal footy ground from 6am for the site holders and organisers, the gates will be open to the public at 7am.

This event is fully catered and there will be hot food available.

There are three categories, which are cars, bikes and trucks, and the public can vote on the vehicles they like the best.

Entry costs $5 per person, and is $5 for a car.

Call Peter on 0438390621 for more information and to book a site.

Long range weather forecast is for fine, cold winter weather, so rug up and enjoy a fun day among the colourful cars and trucks.


The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is coming, and there will be an information day in Finley tomorrow to explain it.

In order to support individuals and organisations within the community, your local area coordinator and a National Disability agency representative will be available to answer any questions you may have on the introduction and the progressive rollout of the NDIS.

This will be held in conjunction with a community information session, held from 11am to 12.30pm.

The venue will be the Finley Intereach Office in the Central Arcade.

You can make an appointment to speak to a local area coordinator by emailing on [email protected] or phone 1800522679.


It would appear some folk do not know we have three recycle shops in Tocumwal.

Starting closest to the roundabout in Murray St, you will find the Rotary Garage Sale Shop which handles household goods and larger items, such as couches and beds. They do not accept or resell clothing.

Rotary will take goods on consignment or by donation, and will pick up from your home any clean furniture and goods in clean, working order. They will also clear deceased estates.

All their profits are used for community projects.

Hunters Haven is in the front of the next large white building and is run by the Tocumwal Parish of the Anglican Church. They accept clothing, accessories and small household goods.

They are open daily during the week, and you can find them in the front of the large white shop in Murray St.

Tocumwal Community Op Shop is run by volunteers and the profits are ploughed back into the local community. They accept clothing, accessories, books, bric a brac and oddments of fabric and wool.

You will find them in the shop behind the Hunters Haven — go through the chain fence gate to seek out their goodies.


Girls Shed is held every Thursday in the old Bowls Club in Adams St.

Girls Shed is the perfect opportunity to keep warm, and to sew, knit and meet like-minded people.

There are monthly workshops taught by the members in which you can learn new skills and crafts.

Free motion quilting is the project being currently undertaken.

Call in any Thursday after 9.30am, and $5 per week is all they ask to support larger projects.

Bring your lunch.


Girls Shed and Tocumwal Sew ‘n’ Sews wish to remind you Marie Lee will be in Tocumwal in early September, for the charity quilt-in for the Royal Children’s Hospital.

This year, it will be held at Sew n Sews’ headquarters at the Tocumwal Aerodrome.

Many of the ladies are getting a head start making little quilts to boost the tally on the day.

Tocumwal ladies have set the record for quilts sent off on the day since they started four years ago, so let’s keep the good work going.

Many sick kids get great comfort from our quilts.


Knitters and Knatters are really putting the pedal to the metal as they come to the pointy end of the knitting season.

The big count of knitted and crocheted squares for Wraps with Love comes in August, and the Tocumwal group are determined to keep the Liz McLaurin Rose Bowl in the Tocumwal Library cabinet.

There are plenty of winners in this effort, especially those cold people who will feel the benefits of being wrapped in warm blankets lovingly crafted by Knitters and Knatters, as well as those who are striving to get their squares done in time for the count.

Wonderful work by all.


School holiday programs at our Berrigan Shire library in Tocumwal will be held on July 6 and 13 from 10.30am. There is a special colouring-in competition in the first week with prizes.

The theme is ‘Berrigan Shire, Love where you live’.

Book in at your library to ensure a spot, as this program is always popular. Out of town children are most welcome to join in at no cost.


Tocumwal Public School hosted a movie night last week.

There is nothing cuter than seeing the little kindy kids wrapped in their dressing gowns, clutching their bean bags as they come out after the film, to meet up with their parents. Some looked like they had slept through the movie.


On Thursday, June 15, five Tocumwal Public School students headed to the Railway Station to compete in the town final of the Lions Public Speaking Competition.

Well done to Alice Bourchier, Lexi Mathers, Jessica Bennett, Macey White and Elizabeth Locke. They all did a fabulous job representing Tocumwal Public School.

Congratulations to Elizabeth who won her division and will be moving on to the next level of competition in August.


Sacred Heart School is having a busier time than usual this week.

An African drumming workshop will be held on Tuesday, and a music performance by the school music teacher, Will Eldridge, will be held on Thursday, June 29 from 2.45pm.

Mr Eldridge will perform with the senior room students in the School Hall.

NAIDOC Week festivities will also be held on Friday, June 30 at the Public School, and parent-teacher interviews will also be on that week, too.

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