POSITIONING YOUR POPPY
With Remembrance Day close it’s worthwhile learning how to position your poppy. A friend sent me the following:
“Today I saw a man selling poppies stop a lady and ask if he could re-position her poppy. While doing so he told the lady she should wear the poppy on her left side. Also, that the red represents the blood of all those who gave their lives, the black represents the mourning of those who didn’t have their loved ones return home and the green leaf represents the grass and the crops growing and future prosperity after the war destroyed so much. The leaf should be positioned at 11 o’clock to represent the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the time that World War I formally ended. He was worried that younger generations wouldn’t understand this and his generation wouldn’t be around to teach them. (We must remember those from our current wars too!).
CLAIMING the DATE
At 7pm on Saturday, December 8 there will be a farewell for Estelle and David Roberts. It is BYOG and it would be appreciated if you could bring a plate to contribute to supper. The Crooked Corner Band (Ian Baxter and Peter Painter) will be playing some dance tunes.
All are welcome. Please let others know, the more the merrier, lets give them a night to remember.
CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOX GIFT
There was a last minute rush to finalise the gaily decorated shoeboxes that some local ladies’ groups had started earlier in the year.
The collection time is the end of October. It is too late for this year but it could be a worth while project for 2019. You can choose to pack a box for a boy or girl aged 2-4, 6-9, or 10-14 years. A handy booklet lists suggestions as something to wear: t shirt, cap etc; something to love, a teddy bear, doll etc; something special; sun glasses, bangles, personal note; something for school, pencils, exercise book; something to play with: tennis balls, stickers; something for personal hygiene: soap, hair brush, comb, hair clips. The boxes are sent to children in Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Madagascar, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Liberia, Mongolia, Solomon Islands, Iraq, Bangladesh and Caribbean.
DON’T MISS OUT
Have you bought your ticket yet? The School P & C Fundraiser Trivia Night will be held on Saturday, November 24 from 6pm for 6.30pm.
$35 buys a ticket for dinner, a drink on arrival, supper and a challenge. Tickets can be bought from the school office, the Ploughman Café or The General Store. Op shop theme dress up. Karla 0429 123 935 or Jac 0409 949 736.