The latest from Mount George

Despite the damp weather conditions on Saturday the hall at Mount George was a great place to be. The Mid North Coast Country Music Association was in full swing. It was great to have them entertaining us and there was no way we could have been down in the dumps with the music they played and sang. Many thanks to all the band members, the singers and the club members who travel with them. You did yourselves proud and helped the hall raise much needed funds to keep it going.

The raffles were well patronised and there were 15 varied prizes to be won. All the prize -winners seemed happy with what they won. Thanks to all who bought tickets.

Of course I left the best until last. Thank you very much to those who were in charge of the kitchen and the cooks who supplied the goodies throughout the day. There is nothing like home cooked cakes and scones to tempt one to break a diet. Of course as soon as the smell of onions on the barbecue came wafting into the hall everyone was ready to consume sausage and rissole sandwiches as fast as they came off the hotplate.

I believe the musicians went to Burrell Creek on Sunday and did it all again for their hall committee. They are a tireless bunch. The star of the day was the youngest entertainer, a lass about nine years old, who played a guitar almost as big as she was. We’ll hear much more of her in the future, I’m sure.

The trustees of the Hope Andrews Reserve will be holding a sausage sizzle on July 29 at the reserve working bee. Do come along and give a hand as we need your input as to how we can make more use of the reserve as a community asset. It is a shame to have picnic tables and barbecue there and very seldom see anyone use them. We’ll discuss this on the day and need community input to make a big decision. the more options available the more chance of finding some common ideas to work on and improve our community which is a main aim in the long run.

Don’t forget that the youngsters are welcome and can run and play on the oval if they don’t want to help. Remember the saying about many hands making light work? It’s true you know. I’m sure that you will be surprised at just how large the recreation ground is when you follow the boundary and we roughly mark it out. See you there complete with tools, work gloves and your appetite and thirst.

I hope Caffreys Flat hall committee members have marked the date (Monday August 7 at 7.30pm) on their calendars so they don’t forget the AGM. The markets should be on at the local hall on Saturday, July 22 don’t forget. Mount George Hall Trust will be meeting on Tuesday, July 25 at the hall don’t forget. Do you have any ideas on what we should have at the hall in upcoming months? Let them know by attending the meeting.

Tinonee Red Cross AGM is Tuesday, July 25 also. It will begin at 11am.