NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER 2003
you to all our helpers for the efforts – the takings have totaled $1,090 and
with expenses taken out we anticipate the profit to be in the vicinity of $900.
The weather was fine and hot, good market weather but we could not have achieved
this amount- one of our best results ever – without the help of lots of
people. Some of the usual stalwarts weren’t well but replacements stepped up.
The shade awnings and electrical harness that John Neall has made, improved the
barbeque area. Onions were sliced - coleslaw made - cold drinks and meat picked
up in ice-cold eskies - cakes, biscuits, preserves, lemon butter made -
Christmas hamper assembled – raffle tickets sold – donations of bread and
hamper goodies donated from local businesses – orchids and oak seedlings
potted up – white elephant articles and books chased out of cupboards – such
a lot of help from the community. We are all envious of Sue Simpfendorfer of
Sandon who won the Christmas Hamper. The second prize, a lovely Christmas table
centre, made and donated by May Thornbury was won by a person who only gave a
phone number and is still being traced at this time.
for this our November excursion and end of year get-together are as advertised
in the last newsletter, If you require transport, cars will be leaving from the
courthouse at 12.40 or you can meet us at Vaughan Springs at 1pm. Bring some
lunch to share as well as a cup and a glass Max Kay has arranged for David Avery
of Parks Victoria to join us as well a couple of the local residents to share
their memories of Vaughan. It should be a good day to relax and a reward for a
good year’s effort!
ARRANGEMENTS AT THE COURTHOUSE OVER SUMMER
next meeting will be at the courthouse on February 17th 2003. This
will be the last newsletter until next year but the courthouse will be open as
usual on Monday mornings for anyone who can come. At the meeting yesterday a
list of jobs that need doing was drawn up. They include Cataloguing the coloured
photos, usually taken of society functions. Indexing the family history files.
Collecting the data from the Honour boards in the district, indexing and
entering onto computer. Indexing local history books in the library. Keeping the
register up to date. Indexing the microfilms of the rates records. Compiling
to everyone! Dawn Angliss 54762006
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