The Cherry Gardens Memorial Hall Committee has, as one of its main objectives, the running of a number of functions each year to provide an opportunity for the local community to come together. Last year the dinner was a sell-out, and we had many encouraging comments from those who attended. In this issue of the Cherry Chatter you will find a flyer providing more information on the dinner, and you are encouraged to book early as we expect to have another full house.
The season has broken at last. Some welcome rain for the paddocks. Ground cover would have been really down due to the long dry, leaving lovely bare patches for those pesky weeds to come through. No rest for the wicked or the horse owner!
With winter now here, it may pay to reflect on the 17/18 fire season. Although not solely a winter issue, we are currently preparing some of our members to attend their Breathing Apparatus (BA) training shortly. This is a very physically demanding and intense course.
What a turnout we had last month for our third annual Open Day, showcasing our Almanda Project. On a perfect autumn day, we had a crowd of 400 to 500 people come along to enjoy a day in the park, including many family groups.
It is very clear to me how much the seasons and the weather affect the activity and the behaviour of our wildlife. Within the space of two days we were contacted about the welfare of 7 possums, two Tawny Frogmouths, a Boobook owl and a Barn Owl! It had apparently been a full moon and the wildlife were responding to it!
The 2018 season is now well and truly underway with our men’s teams just having finished Round 7 and our women, Round 5. With the rain that we have had in recent weeks the playing surface is much better for the players, and supporters have had to rug up and enjoy the BBQ and canteen food as well as the bar.
The book was launched on Sunday afternoon May 6th 2018 as part of the 2018 History Festival with the delightful and appropriate venue being the Meeting Hall of the Cherry Gardens Uniting Church at 87 Hick’s Hill Road.