This April edition is the 300th Cherry Chatter that we have published! In May 1992, a small group of dedicated locals got together and published the first edition which was all of 2 pages! We had support from a few local businesses and 2 of those businesses have supported us for the 300 editions and nearly 27 years.
Re: Australia Post. Is it just me or does Australia Post conspire not to deliver parcels in Cherry Gardens? Further to my letter to the editor, I received an email from Australia Post that may be of interest to your readers. Available to read here.
Two years on from speaking in person with and writing to our independent MP Rebekha Sharkie and our community STILL doesn't have proper NBN coverage. We deserve better than this. We are not in the remote outback. Don't accept satellite NBN as being even remotely (hah!) acceptable.
The Annual General Meeting of the Cherry Gardens Memorial Hall was held on Tuesday 26th February. The meeting approved a number of changes to the Constitution. The Committee is currently exploring ways of upgrading the appearance of the Hall; hopefully you will notice some positive changes over the coming months.
Well summer is now over, and the weather definitely seems to have turned with cooler nights, shorter days and daytime temperatures not getting above mid 30’s. Ever wondered about the difference between “Bushfire Safer Places” and “Bushfire Last Resort Refuge” as designated by the CFS and local Government?
Gardening suggestions for April 2019 + Our meeting on 11th February was a very special one. We say “we are what we eat”. Food is what keeps us all alive and healthy. Our plants too need excellent food to be excellent plants.
After this dry spell, there will be many bare areas in paddocks, so when the rains do come, there may be a glut of weeds as there won’t be any competition for them, so that is going to be the first problem. After a good soaking rain, some weeds are easy to pull by hand, others are more difficult.
I would like to let you know that Minton Farm’s circular bird of prey flight is now completed. It is the first of its kind in SA and available for you all to access to rehabilitate injured kookaburra, tawny frogmouth, owls, falcon, hawks and eagles.
As mentioned in last month, a Ladies Guild was formed at Cherry Church in 1936, supporting the church both spiritually and financially until recent times. These two photos dated 1948 were taken on the Strange property in Star and Arrow Road. Those in the list with an * are those who we know were foundation members.
Are you interested in nature? Native plants? Wildlife? Looking for a break from the hustle and bustle? Want to give something back to the community or Mother Nature? We welcome anyone who wants to come along and see what we do at any of our activities.
The Recreation Ground AGM was held recently and congratulations to Andy Adams who was elected as President for the 2019 year. All other positions were filled by the incumbent committee members. Football season for us starts on April 6th at Torrens Valley but before then we will have already played a couple of trial games.
What a great Summer season of Netball we had. We would like to thank everyone involved to make this such a great competition. We would like to also thank Di Morgan and Kat Mackereth for the meals every week. + Details about Upcoming Winter Season.
After the opening of The Cherry Gardens Hall in 1956, it was decided to hold regular monthly dances as a fund raiser. The monthly dances continued to attract good crowds. We used several different bands to provide the music, usually 3 piece comprising of piano, saxophone and drums.