Lansdowne Valley news with Margaret Haddon

Lachlan Callaghan, Beau Williams, William Moss and Connor Potts.
Lachlan Callaghan, Beau Williams, William Moss and Connor Potts.

Relay team

The Lansdowne fishing club has generously donated $100 to each of the four Lansdowne School boys state swimmers to help get them all get to Sydney this week, where they will represent the Lansdowne School at the State Swimming Carnival in the state swimming relay team at Homebush.

Congratulations and best of luck to Lachlan Callaghan, Beau Williams, William Moss and Connor Potts.

Football club

The Lansdowne football club had a great start to the season, hosting the women’s game at home over the weekend.

Although they were defeated by Cundletown 4-2 the Lansdowne ladies played a fantastic game.

The Lansdowne men’s side played on Saturday against Tuncurry and were also defeated 4-0, but put in a great effort playing together for the first time as a team.

Social darts

Lansdowne Friday evening social darts returned some great results this week.

Karen Gageler and Shane Brown claimed first place, second were Jenni Smith and Shannon Minett, and Dot Smith and Darell Minett took third place.

The men’s highest score winner was Shane Brown with 118, and the ladies highest score was Jenni Smith with 98.

The men’s highest peg out was Shane Brown with 40, and the ladies highest peg out went to Karen Gageler with 40.

Fishing Club

Only one member of the Lansdowne fishing club weighed in on the weekend.

Les Gardner caught three dart and two whiting weighing a total of 1.0kg.

The largest dart weighed 0.2kg and the largest whiting weighed 0.3kg.

The next seafood raffle is this weekend with 10 seafood trays and 10 meat trays to be drawn at 6.30pm.

The Lansdowne fishing club pairs bowls is scheduled to be played at the Lansdowne Bowling and Recreation Club on Saturday, April 14 with a 1.30pm start.

Those who have entered are asked to check the notice board for the team draws and opposition.

Ten Strings And A Goat Skin

A reminder that a great night of entertainment is being held this Saturday, April 14 at the Upper Lansdowne Hall when Ten Strings And A Goat Skin will take to the stage.

They're a bilingual folk/fusion trio from Prince Edward Island, who present traditional and original music inspired by their Atlantic Canadian histories and roots, infused with pop and world rhythms, including mouth music and foot percussion.

That's a fancy way of saying they sound great.

“These three kids get up, they start performing, and I’m like, ‘Damn! They’ve got it all: Stage presence, musicianship, vocals...” Kevin Dunwoody from Vermont World Music Festival said.

“Rowan, Caleb and Jesse are truly talented musicians and so very charming,” Nida Tautydas from McIntyre Hall Performing Arts Center said of the trio.

“Many in our audience were unfamiliar with TSAAGS - they took a chance – and they were amazed, impressed, thrilled, and moved.” 

More information and music is available on the group’s website.

There will be no support act - Ten Strings And A Goatskin will do two sets with an interval, so please arrive in time for a 7pm start.

Organisers promise that it will be fun filled evening. Gourmet rolls and tea coffee and cake will be available, but feel free to BYO drinks and nibbles.

Tickets are $22 each, phone Rita on 5591 6017 for bookings and information.