The sun was shining, the music was playing, the crowds came flooding in and the barbecue was firing at the Old Bar Festival.
The Old Bar Lions Club, along with many members of Manning River Lions, were assisted by many local community members to feed the many locals and visitors to our little town.
The festival was a great success and Susan Lathwell advised that this was a great opportunity for the Lions club to raise funds for our local community groups. Many hours of organisation, preparation and hard work on the day were rewarded with a very busy and financially successful day.
Our club should be proud of their accomplishments and know that our local community is also pleased and grateful for the contribution that our club makes to our wonderful community. Thank you Lions and thank you Old Bar community.
Blessing of the Animals at Old Bar
Last Sunday, a special “blessing of the animals” service was held in the grounds of Old Bar Anglican’s worship centre, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church.
Three pets were in attendance and received a blessing from Fr. Peter Tinney, cat Barney Clare and dogs Honey Dale and Nellie Dimmock. The behavior of the pets was very good.
Craft at Old Bar
Next Wednesday October 17, marks the first day of fourth term. Christmas is rapidly approaching.
To commence the term we are welcoming Annette back for the day. She will bring a Stampin Up! Catalogue for us to enjoy and demonstrate the creation of one of their special cards. Bring a sheet of white cardstock. Annette will supply other items and also take our orders from the catalogue.
If you are new to the area and would like to come along and join our group you are most welcome.
Our venue is the Soldiers’ Memorial Hall, Hall Street, Old Bar, and we get together on the first, third and fifth Wednesday of each month, school holidays excepted, time 11am until 2pm.
Please bring along your lunch, tea and coffee provided. Cost is $4, with sometimes an extra charge for materials etc.
Need to know more? Please ring either 0415 785 608 or 6553 2500.
Old Bar Surf Life Saving 90 years young
Taree Old Bar Surf Life Saving Club began on New Year’s Day in 1928 with Vic Rushby being the first instructor and captain of the club. His first instructing task was the training of two bronze squads of six men.
The first club house was built by volunteers and in today’s view would be found in front of the palm tree situated in the car park at Old Bar.
The club’s next plan was to purchase a surf boat and to build a lookout tower for sharks. The shark tower was built in March 1928 and the first surf boat was the Kingfish which arrived by the steamer Uki in 1929. This boat rescued many people in Taree West during the 1929 flood.
Today the club is growing with a new gym, more members, three inflatable rescue boats and the surf boat “Bevan Weiley”, which is used for racing rather than rescues.
Being the club’s 90th year, everyone is invited to attend the celebrations. So bring your family and friends and share in all this great club has achieved. There will be a huge memorabilia display on both Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4 at the clubhouse and the formal dinner on Saturday night at Club Old Bar.
Head to the club’s website at www.tareeoldbarsurfclub.com.au for a full list of what is on.