Lansdowne Valley news with Margaret Haddon

FAMILY AFFAIR: Youngsters Corey Grout, Blake Grout, Madeline Grout joined Karma Delaney and daughter Annette Latimore to celebrate their combined 60th and 80th.
FAMILY AFFAIR: Youngsters Corey Grout, Blake Grout, Madeline Grout joined Karma Delaney and daughter Annette Latimore to celebrate their combined 60th and 80th.

The Lansdowne community hall was the chosen venue for mother Karma Delaney and daughter Annette Latimore’s combined birthdays celebration on Saturday, February 3.

Karma was celebrating her 80th and Annette was celebrating her 60th.

Around 60 family members and friends attended the celebrations, with some travelling to make the special event. 

Janet Blevin made the trip from San Sousie in Sydney, Paul McCloud from Palmwoods and Trish Morgan from Maroochydore.

Karma’s sisters, Beth Weeks and Janice Fenwick and brother Trevor Phillips also attended, along with her chosen daughter Alison Groth from Kallangur, and grandchildren, Corey, Madeline and Blake Groth. Karma and Annette each had a large, beautifully decorated cake to celebrate.

Among the many cards was one from Member for Myall Lakes, Mr Bromhead, wishing her all the best.

Community hall news

The Upper Lansdowne community hall committee has a great evening of entertainment planned, with the wild and passionate sounds of a popular gypsy music group playing on Wednesday, February 28, from 7pm. 

The group has played the Royal Festival Hall, the Edinburgh Festival and Glastonbury, and have an award winning album in the European Charts. 

The group is a musical delight and a true feast for the ears.

While there will be no support act for the group, Faith i Branko will do two sets with an interval, so please arrive in time for a 7pm start. Gourmet rolls, tea, coffee and cake will be available, but feel free to bring your own drinks and nibbles.

Tickets are on sale at an early-bird price of $25 each. Bookings can be made by calling Rita on 5591 6017, or check out the hall’s web page for other options. 

Other concerts coming up include UK group Flats and Sharps, who will be in town on March 25, kicking off at 2pm, and Ten Strings And A Goatskin will perform on April 14, kicking of at 7pm.

Fishing club news

The next Lansdowne fishing club seafood raffle is on Saturday, February 10, with 10 seafood and 10 meat trays on offer. Raffles will be drawn at 6.30pm. 

This will also be the start of the club’s weekly supporters prize of a $50 meat tray. The next $50 seafood tray will be held on the February 24. 

Membership renewals are still being taken, with $5 for seniors and $2 for juniors. These must be paid by May 30. The planned fishing club’s bowls competition has been postponed. This event will now be held in April with the date to still be decided.

Lansdowne School news

The race is on for Lansdowne School to start collecting vouchers from Coles, an initiative which has commenced this week.

For every $10 spent at Coles you will receive one Sports for Schools Voucher. Once you collect the vouchers, take them along to the school and place them in their special box in the school office.

Every voucher received by the Lansdowne School will go towards the tally, allowing the school to order sports equipment.

You have until May 11 to return vouchers to the for redemption. 

The Lansdowne School Parents and Citizens Association will be holding a cake stall and a raffle at Bunnings on March 3.

This is a special day as the Trolls will be visiting. Please go along and support them as all funds raised go back to the school to be used to benefit the staff and the students.

Lions Football Club registration

The Lansdowne Lions Football Club is holding registration days on the February 10 and 17, at the Lansdowne Oval from 9am to noon. Any players wanting to sign up should attend and get your names in for the 2018 season.

Online registration will also be up and running by these dates.

New players are welcome.

The club hosts juniors and senior’s men and women’s teams.