A Sydney community unaffected by recent bushfires donates to help victims in Tinonee

Thanks: Mark Rimmer, Annette and Tony Rimmer, Ian Woolfe, My Duyen, Charlotte Rimmer-Attrill, Tutu, Vivian, John Godwin and Mr Long.
Thanks: Mark Rimmer, Annette and Tony Rimmer, Ian Woolfe, My Duyen, Charlotte Rimmer-Attrill, Tutu, Vivian, John Godwin and Mr Long.

Wonderful donations

On Sunday morning December 1, a semi-trailer, which had been generously donated by national manager Allied Express in Sydney, Chris Horn, arrived at Tinonee Public School.

Earlier the truck had delivered 110 bales of hay to those who have suffered in the bushfires in the Tinonee/Burrell Creek area. It also had on board a huge quantity of goods including clothing, kitchenware, dry and tinned foods etc., which were offloaded at the school.

The goods had been donated by driver Mick Rimmer's Sydney friends in the Vietnamese community. Our thanks to Mr Long and ladies My Duyen Nguyen, Vivian Thas Phan and Tutu, who made the journey by car from Sydney to help with the distribution. Mick's parents Annette and Tony Rimmer of Taree, along with Mick's daughter Charlotte, who is a year 6 student at Tinonee Public School, and the school's grounds assistant John Godwin, also helped with the unloading.

These generous folk were so happy to be able to help the victims of the recent bushfires.

End of year meetings

The end of the year is fast approaching and many local organisations are hosting their final meetings for 2019.

Tinonee Historical Society had theirs on Thursday, November 28. Ten members were present to hear reports on the successful garage sale; the ongoing work on the display shed, which it is hoped will be ready early in the new year, and the visit by our patron Carolyn Fazio from the USA.

Members will take their Christmas break from December 22 until January 7. At the conclusion of the meeting members enjoyed Christmas nibbles and a chat before taking their leave.

Tinonee Hall meeting

The bushfire situation meant the Tinonee Hall meeting was postponed from Monday, November 11 until November 25. At the meeting it was decided to be involved with Carols in the Park which take place on Friday, December 13, under the auspices of Tinonee Rural Fire Brigade with the hall members manning the tea/coffee, drinks and light snacks canteen.

The final 2019 meeting for the hall will be on Monday, December 9, when final arrangements will be confirmed for the Carols evening and a Christmas Luncheon catering for Taree Probus Club on Wednesday, December 11.

Carols at Marlee

There has been a slight change in the venue for this years Marlee Carols in the Bush organised by St. Mark's Anglican Church. In the past the carols have been in the church. However, this year the Communion Service will take place at 5pm in St. Marks's, with all then moving to Marlee Hall for a sausage sizzle (costs involved to support the RFS and community) at 6pm. The carols will follow at 7pm.

Generous: Mr Long in truck with helpers My Duyen, Mark Rimmer, and Tutu, unload donated goods for bushfire victims at Tinonee Public School.

Generous: Mr Long in truck with helpers My Duyen, Mark Rimmer, and Tutu, unload donated goods for bushfire victims at Tinonee Public School.

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