BUSY DAYS for art lovers
The long weekend in Taralga saw the main street packed with cars as travellers and residents patronised the Taralga Art Show, market stalls, boutique businesses and food outlets.
Around 250 people attended the opening of the Art Show on Saturday night by Deputy Mayor of ULSC John Stafford, who complimented the volunteers who worked so hard for their village.
The committee also received many compliments on the successful 18th show, with comments that the work improved every year.
The workshops were also well attended and considered well worth while.
The winner of the Taralga Art Show's People's Choice Award was Michelle Peddle of Canyonleigh for her scratch board painting, 'Welcome to Country’.
The winner of the Children's Choice award, sponsored by the Taralga Hotel, was Julie Warburton.
The Hangers’ Choice Award went to Penny Saxton for her sculpture ‘Hound’.
Enjoy a SATURDAY ACTIVITY
At the recent Historical Society Meeting, president, Michael Chalker presented figures showing that Saturday admissions to the museum were more than double those of Sunday.
The meeting decided that from Sunday, June 11 the Historical Complex will be open from 10am-2pm each Saturday.
PROGRESS ASSOCIATION AGM
A well attended meeting of the Progress Association, held at the Taralga Hotel last Monday, heard Don McKay, in his second president’s report, thank the committee and members “for your belief, commitment and support throughout the year.”
He continued: “In any community organisation it is the true believers that see the opportunity to be able to provide some assistance that that will enhance the overall quality of life for the community and to stay focused until that outcome has been achieved.”
Don said many projects had come to fruition but one of the newsworthy achievements had had been the annual Art Show, which had received the ULSC Event of the Year Award.
In 2017, 103 artists provided 290 entries, resulting in 66 sales.
Secondly, there was the resolution to totally fund the installation of improved LED lighting in the Memorial Hall, which cost some $6,000.
The election of office bearers saw Don McKay declared president, Richard Davison vice-president, Prue Burfitt secretary, and Jenny Cee treasurer with Don Taylor public officer.
The next meeting will be held on Monday, September 3.
Get your Bait orders in
Peter Davies advises that there will be 1080 bait distribution at the Taralga tennis courts on Wednesday, June 20.
Please get bait orders to Matt McNaughton at Goulburn Local Land Services by Monday, June 18 on 4824 1900 or 0400 733 710.
REGIONAL CROSS COUNTRY
The local school had two representatives compete in the Regional Cross Country at Cambewarra recently.
In their age groups, Taylah Sheridan came 12th, while Hannah Calleja was 23rd from around 70 entries.
Lewis Golding, a former student from the school, who now attends Mulwaree School, gained a 6th place in his age group.