Millthorpe Matters

Convent Lane was the site of a community working bee on Friday, September 28. Tony Wise, with bobcat and mini-tipper, and a band of helpers set to work.

By 3pm, the school children returning home were amazed to see the transformation achieved by this community effort in just six hours.

Along the length of Convent Lane’s Golden Memories Museum fence a robust garden bed, bordered with old railway sleepers, had been established, with 30 camellia plants and a generous topping of mulch. Funding for this initiative came from the Village Committee. The unadorned pedestrian laneway now looks inviting and cared for; a fine addition to the village landscape.   (Photos sent in separate email)

ALMOST DONE: Chad Monaghan in good shape at the Millthorpe skate park. The Millthorpe Skate Park is to be painted on Saturday, October 13.

ALMOST DONE: Chad Monaghan in good shape at the Millthorpe skate park. The Millthorpe Skate Park is to be painted on Saturday, October 13.

Skate Park Working Bee

The Millthorpe Skate Park is to be painted on Saturday, October 13. Many hands are needed to paint the Skate Park so a call is going out to residents, especially young people aged 12 – 25 years who use the Skate Park. The entire surface will be painted in preparation for smaller artworks to be painted by a professional street artist and the winners of the Millthorpe Street Art Competition. The day will feature a free barbecue, drinks and music. BYO paint roller and tray for a 10am start until finished.

Club Millthorpe                                                                        

Twilight Bowls returns, starting with a double treat on Thursday, October 11 and Friday, October 12. The following weekend is another double treat.  Friday, October 19, Pengopuss playing their fabulous jazz with free entry. Acoustic Sunday, October 21 presents the final concert for the year, 3pm-5pm, featuring  guests, Crow Mountain; tickets $10 from stickytickets.com.au or at the door.

Village Committee                                                                   

The Millthorpe School of the Arts will shortly have a new roof, thanks to a $25,000 grant from the NSW Government ‘Heritage Near Me’ Program. The School of the Arts Trust, led by Rosemarie Amos, attended a series of workshops to fine-tune their application for the grant. Well done!

Pink Ribbon Fundraiser

Fundraiser hosted by Millthorpe CWA on Saturday, October 20.  All monies raised go directly to Cancer Council NSW. Morning tea for $10 served between 9.30am–11.30am, plus a $2 raffle.

Thank you to everyone who supported the White Elephant Stall and Morning Tea on Saturday 6 October. All funds raised go towards renovations and beautifying the garden area.

‘Chocolate on Purpose’ Wins First Place Trophy

Belated congratulations to Fiona and Jo on winning at the Nowra Chilli and Chocolate Festival in July. Their white chocolate with jalapenos and raspberry hit the spot with the judges. You can find them at www.chocolateonpurpose.com.au.