Taralga News, October 19

BACK IN THE DAY: Keith Simpson from Goulburn Rotary Club told of his days in the Taralga district, as co-owner of the property Hanworth. Photos supplied.

BACK IN THE DAY: Keith Simpson from Goulburn Rotary Club told of his days in the Taralga district, as co-owner of the property Hanworth. Photos supplied.

MYSTERY TOUR

The Historical Society was the last stop for a mystery tour organised for the Goulburn Rotary club last Sunday. After Crookwell and  the Lavender Farm, the Rotarians were given a brief history of the Society’s complex by Ken Fleming. They then discussed their Taralga connections; 87 year-old Keith Simpson had many tales to tell of his days as an estate agent in the district.

FAY CELEBRATES

Former co-owner of the newspaper shop, Fay Foxton, celebrated her 90th birthday with a family  gathering at the home of her son, Geoffrey. Fay and family returned to Taralga and inspected The Ploughman Café which was their former home. The family left the village in 1972.   

A FAREWELL

An afternoon tea will be held at the Club at 3.30pm on Sunday, October 23 to farewell Sister Bernadette Mary, who leaves Taralga on October 31. A plate to share would be appreciated. Please contact Margaret McGregor or Prue Burfitt if you have any queries.

GREAT GYMKHANA

Sunday was a fine day for the annual Pony Club Gymkhana. Competitors came from Berrima, Breadalbane, Bribbaree, Crookwell, Goulburn, Marulan and Taralga. The club with the Highest Point Score was Taralga with 390. Goulburn followed with 303 while Marulan was third with 229. The Led Champion Rider was Charlie Corby; Reserves were Dugan Sperring and Chance Norton. The 7 and 8 Year Champion was Maggie Fuller while the Reserve was Shylah Marshall. Zoe Fuller was Champion 9 and 10 Year Champion with Reserve Champions Lillian Croker and Charlotte Primmer. 11 and 12 Champion was Ashleigh Hines with Reserve Destiny Quick; Charlotte Fouracre was 13 and 14 Champion. 15 and 16 Year Champion was Courtney Picker with Reserves Angus Livoisi and Annie Hall. Racheal Norton was Champion Associate while Reserve Champion was Jack Hart. The Lamb Family Trophy for the Highest Individual Point Score was won by Charlotte Fouracres. Thanks were given to all who assisted, the judges, John Corby, Pat Burke, Amy Hines, Val Robertson, Toby Hines and Russell Chapman and the generous sponsors.

WELL DONE: Charlie Corby was champion of the Led Class at the very successful Taralga Pony Club Gymkhana on Sunday.

WELL DONE: Charlie Corby was champion of the Led Class at the very successful Taralga Pony Club Gymkhana on Sunday.

GARDEN CLUB TRIP

Over 30 members and friends boarded Pitt’s Bus last Thursday for a trip to Robertson. Gardenalia boasted huge pots, colourful with dense plantings of rare and unusual plants. The next garden, The Willows, was a contrast with its magnificent huge trees sheltering the garden and flowering shrubs.

On Thursday, November 10 a return visit will be made to Oberon gardens. The cost of $55 includes bus fare and lunch. Names must be in by Friday, November 4 for the caterers.                                    

MEET-UP

Beautiful quilting with paper enabled the production of attractive cards at the last meeting. The next meeting will be held at The Ploughman Café on Thursday.

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to Millie Marmont on her engagement: Brad is the oldest son of David and Maree Hewitt, Millie is the only daughter of Keiran and Jenny (dec). The couple plan to make their home in the Goulburn area.

ADVANCE NOTICE

Seniors Christmas Lunch will be held at 12.30pm on Friday, December 2 at the Memorial Hall. Bookings are essential for catering purposes. Please contact Lorraine, 4821 2421 or Prue 4840 2558.

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