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a great trail experience
GREAT SOUTHERN RAIL TRAIL
Celebrate the Re -launch of the complete Great Southern Rail Trail,
cycle, walk or horse ride from Leongatha to Port Welshpool,
or from Port Welshpool to Leongatha.
Meet us half way - in the lovely Fish Creek
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 26 - 11AM
(Official opening, 11:30AM)
Old Fish Creek Station Site, off Falls Rd
(below the Community Garden)
Showcase of Rail Trail Delights
AN exciting range of talent will perform
at this year’s Mirboo North Idol on Sat-
urday, December 3.
To be held at the Mirboo North Outdoor Pool,
the floor will be opened to stars in a primary, second-
ary and open section.
There are great cash prizes to be won in each sec-
tion, as well as a recording package kindly donated
by Chris Gale, Audio Productions.
This year, Chris will be offering the chance to
each contestant to purchase a recording of their live
The idol competition will begin at 2pm.
This year ’s judges are Kerena McLaren, Phil
Beggs and David Carter.
Whilst listening to some fantastic performers,
there will be activities going on around the pool.
At 11am, Nessie the inflatable will be in the pool
for children of all ages, as well as a performance was
past contestant Hailey Schreurus.
At 12pm, dynamic duo Merelyn and David
Carter of band Spit the Dummy will perform songs
by ABBA, Grease, Shania Twain, Cold Chisel and
You won’t go hungry at this year’s Idol as there
will be lots of delicious foods to choose from – food
vans include the Kombi Kitchen, European Pas-
tries, Travis, the Lamb Man, Slinky Potatoes, Julie’s
Classical Cakes, Tracey’s Cuff Puffs, Bill’s Corn,
Fleming Berries, Trista’s Kitchen, Rosie and Ricky
Grand Ridge Organics, Arctic Slushies, Wun Hung
Dumplings, Your Inspiration, and great coffee from
the Koffee Kart.
You are bound to find the perfect Christmas pres-
ent at one of the many market stalls around the pool
as well, including Sew Arrabella, Creative Memories
and One Forever, Scentsy, Di’ Kids Fashions, Funky
Ladies fashion, the Toy People, Hendy Haye Crafts,
Seacret, Jodie’s Cards, Tracey’s Bags, Sally’s hand-
crafted jewellery, scrapbooking, and card making.
Come along to the picturesque Mirboo North
Outdoor Pool and help make the 12th Idol the best
For more details and to register for the Idol com-
petition, call Mary Baker on 5668 1643.
Information can also be found on Facebook.
Talent on show at Mirboo North
HAVING fun never felt so good.
Come along to the annual Woorayl Lodge fete
in Leongatha on Saturday, November 26, and help
raise money for the aged care hostel, an icon of Le-
ongatha and South Gippsland.
The fun begins at 8am, with a sausage sizzle for
breakfast and a plethora of stalls, including craft,
homemade cakes and a white elephant stall offer-
ing a diversity of furniture, from beds and tables and
chairs, to duchesses and wardrobes.
Devonshire tea will be available in the activities
room and the pick a box competition gives visitors
the chance to win cash.
The lodge ladies auxiliary presents the fete every
year to raise money for the lodge and the fete is the
lodge’s biggest fundraiser.
“The lodge is indebted to the hard work of the
ladies auxiliary,” lodge manager Jo White said.
“The auxiliary has supplied new floor coverings
in the dining room and rented flower arrangements
that make the lodge look homely.
“The ladies have also bought new blinds for the
activities room and have bought a large TV in the
past. They also cater for the annual Christmas party
Some auxiliary members provide a morning tea
at the lodge every Saturday morning.
“We’re proud of them and very grateful,” Ms
All craft has been made by the ladies auxiliary
members and lodge residents, and presents the per-
fect chance for people to buy Christmas gifts.
The fete will continue until all goods are sold,
most likely mid-afternoon.
Check out the fete fun at the lodge in McCartin
Fete fun supports elderly
IT’S that time of year again and prepa-
rations are well underway for the an-
nual Carols in the Drome concert in
So keep the date, Saturday, December 10
free for a night where the whole community
The event will once again be hosted by much
loved local Russell Hemming with an even lon-
ger list of talented guest soloists including Ker-
ryn Lockhart, Aaron Gale, Jackson Patterson and
Ashley Geary, plus performances by the South
Gippsland Shire Brass Band, Beggs to Differ,
the combined schools choir, the Mary MacKillop
choir, combined churches choir, Leongatha Cen-
tre children and more.
The South Gippsland Shire Brass Band,
which has been performing Carols in Leongatha
since 1968, will once again be accompanying the
Band president Natalie Stewart said, “This is
one of the band’s biggest events of the year and
we always look forward to playing in front of a
“It’s even more special this year for us as we
are welcoming a new generation of players into
“We have a group of beginners who will be
joining us on stage to help us play a few songs.
This will be their first big concert and we are all
extremely proud of how far they have come.”
The evening starts off with free activities at
5.30pm for the children; face painting, games,
jumping castle etc. Carols start at approx. 7pm
with fireworks topping off the night at around
Food, coffee, glow sticks/candles will be
available to purchase on the night.
Carols in the Drome is a free event and an op-
portunity for everyone in the community to come
together and celebrate, so bring your picnic rug
and singing voices and be ready for a great night
“We would like to thank Chairo, Ezyas Car
Wash, Ryan’s Trucks, South Gippsland Shire
and The Star newspaper for their generous con-
tinued support in helping us put on this event,”
Carols in Leongatha draws closer
Warming up: members of the South Gippsland Shire Brass Band’s training group and local
drummers rehearse for the big finale at Carols in the Drome.
Top host: Russell Hemming will once again
be host of Carols in the Drome. The man in
red will also make an appearance!
If you would like to make a donation towards
this event it would be greatly appreciated and
would help to ensure another successful carols
event can be held this year.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
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