Taralga News | Award for a special man

PAT REGOGNISED BY ROME

Local identity and parishioner of Christ the King Church, Pat Keough was greatly surprised when parish priest Father McDermot, asked Pat to come forward to receive an award during Mass on Saturday, July 28.

Chairperson of the parish council, Margaret McGregor, bestowed the medal on Pat.

Pat expressed his gratitude to all those present, stating that it was an honour to receive this award for something that he really enjoyed. 

HONOUR: Pat Keough (centre) with Fr. McDermott and Margaret McGregor on the occasion of his Papal Award presentation.

HONOUR: Pat Keough (centre) with Fr. McDermott and Margaret McGregor on the occasion of his Papal Award presentation.

The recognition was a Papal Award for his continued dedication and active service to the parish community.

Members of Pat’s family had travelled long distances to celebrate this occasion. 

Pat has worked tirelessly in the roles of acolyte, reader, minister of the eucharist, and finance recorder over the past 40 years. 

RECOGNITION: Pat Keough surrounded by his family on his very special day.

RECOGNITION: Pat Keough surrounded by his family on his very special day.

The award was endorsed as both family members and parishioners applauded their acknowledgement and support for this outstanding achievement.

Following Mass the congregation gathered for a light supper in the old convent to express their congratulations and reminisce with Pat.

Mass will be celebrated at the Sunset Lodge on August 17 but there will be no Mass there in September.                                         

A SPECIAL BIRTHDAY

Robyn Chalker, a former resident now living in Goulburn, celebrated her 80th birthday on Thursday, July 26. Family and friends gathered at the Charcoal Chicken Restaurant on Sunday, July 29 to wish Robyn a happy birthday and wish her well as she cut her decorated birthday cake.

Robyn spent many of her early years in the district. She took up nursing and later was an active member of the Bush Nursing Team under the direction of Rector Smith.  

PRE-SCHOOL RE-OPENS

The Crookwell Neighbourhood Centre has announced that it will open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from August 7. Sessions will be 8am-5pm, Phone Donna Eddy on 4832 1953 for details.

EXCITING NEW STALL

Daryl and Debbie brought their range of garden ornaments from Binda to their third Lions Club Country Market on Sunday.

The couple only diversified into garden ornaments three months ago and has very reasonably priced statues, plaques, water features and much more.

The market now has cooking, bric-a-brac, health products, plants candles and more.

The market is held on the first Sunday of the month.

NEW STALL: Debbie from Binda with her array of garden ornaments at the Lions Club Country Markets.

NEW STALL: Debbie from Binda with her array of garden ornaments at the Lions Club Country Markets.

THE CORBY FAMILY

The archives of the Historical Society shows how the families of the pioneers were intertwined and so many families were connected.

William Thomas Corby (1815-1891) came to Australia on the “Moffatt’  in 1836. He married Margaret Farrell (1820-1852). They had two children: Edward (1843) married Eliza Crew; Alfred (1848) married Ann Crowder. After Margaret’s death William married Ellen Carroll (1835-1905). Children of William and Ellen were: Thomas (1853) married Emma Parker; George (1854)) married Mary Ann Nash; Christina (1855) married William Horne; Louisa (1856) married Edward Gulbrandson; Theodore (1858) married Honora Frances Quinn; Jemima (1860) married I. Henry Freeman; 2. Norman Carrick; Reuben (1862) married Catherine Connors; Christopher (1862) married Ann Lynch; Cecilia (1873) married William Thompson. Theodore and Honora Corby had ten children; Phoebe (1883-1883); Ethel (1885); Herbert (1887); Ada ? ; Sidney (1892); Selby (1894); Stanley (1897); Catherine (1901); Phoebe   (1905); Olive (1908).

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