Both of our local rural fire brigades, Lansdowne and Coopernook, along with other brigades in our area, have been kept busy over the Christmas and New Year’s break having to attend to several fire outbreaks.
Lansdowne Rural Fire Brigade turned out in force Sunday, January 6 to attend a peat moss fire on Harrington Road.
It was a huge task to contain the spread of fire that creeps underground and could pop up at any time. Thanks to Old Bar 7 and Taree 7 for their much welcomed assistance.
It was a super team effort with a good outcome.
On Friday, December 28 Lansdowne brigade attended a fire off Comboyne Road along with Tinonee 1A, Marlee and Wallaby Joe 9. Weather conditions weren’t favourable resulting in a very hot fire which burnt quickly.
Coopernook Rural Fire Brigade has had a busy time at Middle Brother. They were called out on December 30th and also New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day along with other brigades in out area to attend to the Middle Brother fire.
Then on January 2 they travelled to Viney Creek Road at Tea Gardens with other brigades. It turned out to be a very long day in the extreme heat, but they achieved what they set out to do before coming back home.
They are such a remarkable lot of men and women who take on being volunteer firefighters. Called out day and night in all weather, putting their lives on the line. Missing special times with their families.
I have only mentioned a few instances about the Lansdowne and Coopernook brigades just over a few days. We have a lot of brigades in the Manning area and they get called out not to only attend fires but for lots of other reasons.
If you are interested in checking out the brigades in your area go onto their Facebook pages. They have lots of photos and details and information.
Leave comments or better still check out if they need helpers. There are lots of ways you can assist them other than attending fires.
Fishing club outing
At the Lansdowne Fishing Club outing on the weekend, two members weighed in.
Kaylee Minett caught two fish weighing 0.7kg, a flathead weighing 0.3kg and whiting weighing 0.4kg. Steve Henry caught one flathead weighing 0.3kg.
The next fishing club seafood raffles will be held tomorrow, Saturday, January 12. There will be 10 seafood trays and 10 meat trays plus the supporters’ tray.
Their next ordinary meeting will be tomorrow, Saturday following the raffles.
The fishing club pairs bowls will be played on February 23. There will be a different format this year with all games to be played on that day.
Anyone interested in playing, please put your name on the list at the Lansdowne Bowling and Recreation club by February 20. Non-bowlers are welcome to play.
Anyone wishing to order a 30-year anniversary fishing club shirt, please contact Steven Henry or Maree Minett.
Australia Day family fun
Australia Day celebrations will be held at the Lansdowne Bowling and Recreation Club with a family fun day.
There will be face painting, putt putt golf, cricket on the green, barefoot bowls, and a sausage sizzle to name a few attractions from 9.30am.
The club is also holding a car boot sale as well and is calling for stall holders. Anyone wishing to hold a stall please contact the club on 6556 7280.
In the evening Kerosene Kate (who plays country/rock) will be performing on the front green from 5pm. Kerosene Kate played at the club last Easter and a great night was had by all.
For further information contact Judy at the club on 6556 7280.
Football club positions filled
The Lansdowne Football Club has now filled all positions for the committee for the 2019 season.
President is Wayne Burns. Wayne is also the public officer. Carol Potts is the vice president, Bebe Wares will be the registrar and Sally Wares is treasurer. The committee is Daniel Gaul, Luke Mayers and Jesse Newman.
The Lansdowne Community Hall’s planned first twilight market will be held on February 9 in the hall and surrounds, and it looks as though it is going to be a successful event with several stalls already booked.
There will be some great entertainment which will be supplied by the Dingo Creek String Band.
The local Lansdowne Rural Fire Brigade will be running the barbecue and there will also be lots of cakes, tea and coffee and cold drinks available from the ladies in hall kitchen.
Come for a drive to beautiful Lansdowne and have a great family evening. If anyone would like further information or to book a stall, please phone 6556 7146.
The Lansdowne Community Hall’s usual market will still be happening. The next will be on March 30.