Lansdowne Valley News with Margaret Haddon

With Margaret Haddon

Off to State: The Lansdowne School boys relay swimming team, Beau Williams, Lachlan Callaghan, William Moss and Connor Potts.

Off to State: The Lansdowne School boys relay swimming team, Beau Williams, Lachlan Callaghan, William Moss and Connor Potts.

The Lansdowne School’s boys relay swimming team will be swimming in the State carnival on Thursday, April 12 at Sydney Aquatic Centre, after coming third, four seconds faster than their previous time at the Regional Swimming Carnival in Maitland on Tuesday, March 6. 

The team consists of Beau Williams, Connor Potts, Lachlan Callaghan and William Moss. 

The school and the Lansdowne community are very proud of our local boys and wish them luck in Sydney. 

The Lansdowne School student parliament for 2018 has been decided. 

Molly Stuart is prime minister, and Connor Potts in deputy. The arts ministers are Kayla O’Connor and Quinn Huber, and education ministers are Caleb James and Shataeya Bell. Graham Morrison and Brendan James are environmental ministers, and William Moss is the community minister. 

William has already taken on his first fundraising challenge as community minister, with a five cent challenge and a 10 cent challenge. Everyone is asked to bring in five and 10 cent coins to fill the container. It was great to see him showing such initiative in his new role. 

Year six will also be collecting cans and plastic bottles as a fundraiser. If you can help by donating cans and bottles it would be much appreciated.  If you are donating glass bottles these will need to be sent in by an adult.

A collection point is being set up near the rear car park.

Lansdowne School's 2018 parliameny: Graham Morrison, Quinn Huber, Molly Stuart, William Moss, Connor Potts, Kayla O’Connor, Zach Nielsen, Alana Goodwin, Shataeya Bell, Caleb James, Brendan James

Lansdowne School's 2018 parliameny: Graham Morrison, Quinn Huber, Molly Stuart, William Moss, Connor Potts, Kayla O’Connor, Zach Nielsen, Alana Goodwin, Shataeya Bell, Caleb James, Brendan James

Fishing club

The Lansdowne fishing club’s next seafood tray raffles will be drawn on Saturday, March 10 at the Lansdowne Bowling and Recreation Club. Easter raffles will be held on Thursday night (March 29), with 30 seafood trays, 17 meat trays and 16 chicken trays. The draw starts at 6.30pm. 

Fishing club member, Les Gardner weighed in 10 tailor with an accumulative weight of 3.3 kilograms, and one mac tuna, weighing in at 0.6kg. Leiani Pope weighed in two tailor, with a total weight of 0.9kg, the largest was 5kg, and one bream weighing 0.3kg.

The fishing club pairs bowls has been re-scheduled to Saturday, April 14. There is a list on the board at the club if you wish to have a game. You do not have to be a bowler to enter.

Anzac Day plans

The Lansdowne Bowling and Recreation Club has a list on its notice board and at the Lansdowne shop for those intending to attend this year’s Anzac Day breakfast and or lunch at the club.

Football club

There will be a meeting held on Saturday, March 9 at the Lansdowne oval, commencing at 10.30am for anyone interested in being a coach or manager for this year’s Lansdowne football club teams. They will have sevens, 10s 12s women’s and men’s teams.

Car boot sale

The Lansdowne community hall and car boot market is being held on Saturday, March 31, with a new attraction, origami paper jewellery. These pieces of jewellery are very pretty and colourful.

There will also be beautiful fluid paintings by a local artist.

We will still have lots of other attractions with stalls packed with some great bargains from home baked goodies, plants, jewellery, craft, gem stones loved items and toys and lots more.

Come along and enjoy a wonderful social morning meeting up with friends and neighbours, with a delicious morning tea from the hall kitchen or one of Ron’s beaut sausage sandwiches while listening to our music man Heath Watts playing and singing some great music.

Stall sites are available inside the hall and outside in the surrounding hall grounds and are only $10 per stall. Phone Margaret on 6556 7146 for further information and bookings.

Players’ autumn offering

The Upper Lansdowne Players are presenting two tailor made one act plays for their 2018 autumn season. 

‘Last Tango in Upper Lansdowne’ features the four members of a consistently unsuccessful village theatre group, in debt and under threat of closure, who are so desperate that they agree to their chairman’s solution - “sex sells!” 

And it does, spectacularly so, starring a certain player’s memorable mammaries… or at least one of them! 

‘Last Panto in Upper Lansdowne’ is the sequel, and the group gets a second chance, almost avoiding the disaster of a musical, and aiming for an ‘adult’ pantomime based on the tale of Dick Whittington and his cat.

Double meanings tumble over the bleeding obvious, the horse, the cat, and the cast and of course end in catastrophe. 

As this year the Upper Lansdowne Players are part of the Manning Winter Festival, they will be touring the show to other village halls after a shorter Upper Lansdowne season. This will consist of Saturday dinner shows on May 19 and 26, starting at 7pm, and Sunday matinees will be held on May 20 and 27, starting at 2.30pm. 

The dinner shows must be seated by 7pm for a delicious three course meal and show BYO, and matinees with a home-cooked afternoon tea and show by 2.30pm. 

The shows have been organised by arrangement with Origin Theatrical, and are directed by Vivienne Scott. For good food and good fun book now. For bookings phone Sue on 6556 9290 or 0405 449 060. Online bookings are also available. Check their website or Facebook page for more details.