Bike riders raise Telethon cash
FIVE generations of the Syred family with an enlarged photograph of their ancestor Private Charles Syred (from left) Callen, Samuel, Charles, Phillip and Peter.
By Serena Syred and Nolene Kaszanski
THEY’VE done it again.
Dominic Mete, Tony and Zac Clarke and Steve Blaxendale from Queensland departed Bolgart bound for Telethon on October 20.
A large crowd gathered for breakfast to farewell the cyclists on their journey.
They arrived at Telethon the next afternoon and presented organisers with a substantial cheque.Read more
Many thanks to the support driver Ian Taylor.
An Open Garden Day onOctober 19 started at Bernice and Gus Clarke’s Gripthorpe Farm on Bolgart East Road.
A magnificent display of many acres of beautiful blooms was on show.
A scrumptious morning tea was provided for more than 60 people who travelled from as far away as Dalwallinu to wander through the glorious garden.
After lunch, the crowd moved onto Trevor and Pauline Pinker’s GardenHillnGully on Bolgart West Road which is a garden in progress with a very interesting layout.
Pauline and Trevor hosted an afternoontea of scones and homemade pizzas.
Many thanks to the Clarkes andPinkers for their hospitality.
Deb and Dick Campbell hosted the Melbourne Cup lunch at the Bolgart Hotel.
A beautiful meal was served with 32 ladies enjoying a theme of pink, purple and pearls.
Best dressed was Barbara Mottershaw and runner up was Rosie Behme.
A total of $532 was raised for Breast Cancer Care WA which is a wonderful charity and has no Government funding.
Every cent raised goes straight to breast cancer sufferers.
In October, the Bolgart Sports Club had a new zincalume roof fitted and it looks fantastic.
A defibrillator hasbeen donated to the club where a well-attended free training afternoon was held on November 9.
A follow-up first aid course will be held at the start of next year.
Five generations of the Syred family gathered at the Old Gaol in Toodyay on Remembrance Day.
An enlarged photograph of Private Charles Syred – father of Peter, grandfather of Phillip, great-grandfather of Callen and great-great-grandfather of Samuel – was taken to the gathering.
Toodyay Ballet School’s annual recital was held on the weekend of November 10 and 11.
Congratulations to our own Bolgart superstar Molly Snooke on a spectacular performance.
A big thank you to Lani McGeady for her dedication and professional guidance.
The Bolgart Country Women’s Association had a very successful fundraising year which included catering at the Toodyay Agricultural Show and other local events.
Donations will be forwarded to: Goomalling/Bolgart St John Ambulance($500); Royal Flying Doctor Service ($200); Drought Relief($200); four Perth charities($50 each) and, Bolgart Primary School Award($50).
Trees Café will host another Sunday Pizza Night on December 9; dine-in or takeaway. Please call Alan or Kathy on 9627 5187.
On the October 24, two pairs of Bolgart golfers travelled to Hartfield Golf Course for their 4BBB Charity Day.
Winners of the day were Vivienne Camerer and Serena Syred.
Two teams of lady bowlers travelled to Beverley on October 25 for their Open Day.
Congratulations to winners Merle Manuel, Jenni Knowles, Linda Veltman and Pam Meston.
Seven local golfers travelled to Kalgoorlie on the weekend of November 10 and 11 for the Goldfields Ladies Golf Open.
Congratulations to former Bolgart golfer Robyn Woods for winning gross runner-up. Vivienne Camerer came away as Saturday nett runner-up.
Four teams competed in the Ladies Club Triples held on November 22.
Congratulations to Jenni Knowles, Barbara Mottershaw and Nolene Kaszanski on their win.