IT’S literally “Anyone for tennis!” The Millthorpe village committee is hoping to find some keen tennis people in the village to start a tennis club at the new courts at Redmond Oval.
Anyone interested – whether you’re a seasoned player or a novice – is invited to join us for a tennis family day from 11am on Sunday, October 28, at the courts. More details from John Mason on 6366 3238.
The courts are the result of some hard work by the village committee who obtained a $40,000 grant from the NSW Government Community Building Partnership Program along with contributions from Blayney Shire Council, Millthorpe Garden Ramble committee and Cadia Valley Operations to make up the $75,000 needed to build the courts.
While they have been in use by Millthorpe Public School this year, it has taken some time to sort out maintenance, insurance and other organisational issues with Blayney Shire Council who own Redmond Oval. Only now can we offer the courts for more general use in the village, but we need to form a tennis club first.
The village committee is now working to secure the funds to light the courts for night games. It has secured $15,000 from the Community Building Partnership Program and is seeking a further $10,000 to raise the full cost.
Lots of fun at Spring Hill
The Spring Hill Uniting Church will host their annual church fete on Saturday, October 13, between 8.30am and 12.30pm.
This is a community event with Spring Hill School running the cake stall and Spring Terrace School providing the continuous barbecue.
All the usual stalls will be well stocked with lots of plants, craft items, trash and treasure, local produce and woodwork.
Face painting will be available for the kids while the parents can enjoy morning tea. It's a great chance to grab a bargain while socialising.
Garden Club visits Oberon daffodils
Last week Millthorpe Garden Club travelled to Oberon to visit the lovely one-hectare Daffodil garden owned by Falkirk's Nursery.
The gently sloping garden has over two and a half thousand different kinds of daffodils set amongst trees in a woodland setting.
There was an amazing diversity of colour, shape and size including orchid shaped whites, dainty trumpeted pinks and apricots, orange and lemon creations and, of course, the vast array of yellows.
The hospitality shown by the staff included a pleasant area set aside for the club members to have lunch before visiting the garden shop where bulbs could be purchased.
The weather made the day perfect and everyone left feeling happy and content.
The next gathering of the club takes place on Wednesday, October 17, in the native garden of Lindy and Dennis Croucher in Clifton Grove, Orange.
l Got something for the Murmurs?
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop a note in at Galvanised, 17 Pym Street, Millthorpe.