Wingham Wrap: May 21

A brekkie wrap of the latest local news in under five minutes. Today's photo by Kev Ballard at Wherrol Flat.

Upgrade: WINGHAM Sporting Complex's management committee hopes plans currently being drawn up will result in funding to upgrade facilities. The committee will be seeking funds in next year's State government budget. Between $900,000 and $1.4 million will be required to complete the project.

Africa: As part of the Africa Comes to the Manning festival, Zambian storyteller Dorothy Makasa will speak with students at Wingham High School on Thursday, May 22 from 9.20 to 12.10pm. Dorothy will also speak with women in the community at Manning Net’s program at the Wingham Services Club 6.30-9 pm.

Winter fest: The Upper Lansdowne Players were thrilled to be asked to participate in The Manning Winter Festival, taking two one act plays "on tour" to four locations across the Manning Valley. The plays, directed by Vivienne Scott, Breakfast For One by David Foxton and A Cut In The Rates by Alan Aykbourn, will have their opening night at Killabakh Hall on Saturday June 14 at 7pm.

Photos: On Saturday local dancers Lucas Sullivan and Rhiannon Summerhill hit the stage at the Taree Eisteddfod. Manning River Times photographer Carl Muxlow was there to capture their winning tap performances.

New issue of the Wingham Chronicle is out today.

Photo by Kev Ballard. Cattle at Wherrol Flat

Photo by Kev Ballard. Cattle at Wherrol Flat

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