Old Bar News April 19, 2017

Easter gathering: The crowd at Stations of the Cross, Old Bar at Our Lady of Fatima Church. Picture: provided
Easter gathering: The crowd at Stations of the Cross, Old Bar at Our Lady of Fatima Church. Picture: provided

Anzac Day at Old Bar

Dawn service

Assemble at 5.15am at corner of Clerke and David Streets Old Bar for commencement of the march to the Soldiers’ Memorial Hall.

Dawn service and wreath laying will be at 5.30am. At the conclusion, a light breakfast will be provided.

Anzac Day march and service

Assemble in Waterman Street Old Bar between Old Bar Road and Bryan Street at 11.45am.

The march will commence at approximately 12.10pm and will end at the main entrance of Club Old Bar in Belford Street.

The Anzac Service and wreath laying ceremonies will start at approximately 12.30pm and finish at about 1.30pm.


The Taree City Band will be performing great music, as always, for the community of Old Bar until 2.30pm, so do stay and enjoy.

You are also invited to a free sausage sizzle in the Club after the service, followed by raffles and then two-up to commence at 3.30pm.

Scanning and digital storage

Old Bar CTC can scan documents or photos and store them on media of your choice.

They can also laminate your documents for A3, A4 or business card sizes and also bind assignments or small booklets.

Please call in to Old Bar CTC at 5/45 Old Bar Road to check the prices, which are very reasonable. Alternatively you can give them a ring on 6553 6677.

Stations of the Cross at Old Bar

A very well supported Stations of the Cross was held in the grounds of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Old Bar last Friday in beautiful sunshine.

The readings for the 14 stations were shared among all denominations.

Purple poppies ‘imported’

A Singleton woman who read about our purple poppy project has sent 20 crocheted poppies to the Old Bar CTC.

Mrs Sheryl Merrick has a daughter, Corrina Merrick, who resides at Krambach, and Corrina sends copies of our local newspapers to her.

Mrs Merrick had made 100 crocheted poppies for the 2015 red poppy project in Singleton.

When she saw the story about our purple poppy project, she thought, "Why not? I can do a few more."

It's not too late to add a few more to our collection but you will have to hurry.

Why not make one for yourself also and wear it this Ancac Day to honour those animal ‘diggers’. You can wear the purple poppy alongside the red poppy.

Don’t forget, patterns are available from Old Bar CTC (opposite Vinnies), Old Bar Road, Old Bar.

The patterns are the same as used for the 2015 Old Bar Poppy Project .

Completed poppies can be dropped in at the CTC.

Taree Old Bar Surf Club

The end of the Nippers season was celebrated with members aged six to 13, together with age managers, parents, life members and parents with all nippers presented with club mementos.

Eight members were celebrated for various achievements across age groups.

Piper Dawson and Ava Ingram (under six and sevens), and Oscar Platt and Brayden Stevenson (under eights and nines) were singled out for top honours. Hope, Silas and Eden Taaffe were also award winners.

Special mention was made of the members who attended the Lower North Coast Branch carnival, the Crowdy Head Carnival and notably the Country Championships.