Browns Lane Update: This week the fire damaged building is being inspected and the damaged walls removed. The street will remain closed whilst this work is being carried out. Forbes Shire Council thanks the community for their patience during this time.
Croquet Christmas: The famed Forbes Croquet Club held its annual Christmas luncheon, presentation and celebration at the Vandenberg Hotel on Tuesday, 15 December.
Club members served a delicious lunch followed by a magnificent Christmas cake made by the club’s prominent member, Joan Littlejohn. The winners of 2020’s Most Games Won were:
Golf Croquet: Women’s First Place went to Colleen Liebich, with Jill Rubie taking Runner-Up. Men’s First Place went to Kevin Rubie and John Browne took Runner-up.
Aussie Croquet: Women’s First Place went to Joan Littlejohn and the Runners-Up were Elvy Quirk and Jill Rubie. There was only one point separating the three ladies’, very close indeed. Men’s First Place went to Kevin Rubie and the Runners-Up were John Browne and Bob Murray. Again, only one point separated the three men.
Lucky Door Prizes were won by Evelyn Mahlo and Bob Murray.
Bernardi’s Beneficiaries 2021: Since its inception in 2019, Bernardi’s has proudly donated $200,000 into community organisations and is set to donate another $80,000 this year. Taking overall donations $800,000 dollars since 2011.
The family owned company has been able to give back to local schools, hospitals, sporting clubs and charities with their Building Better Communities Program which aims to focus largely on local organisations who need a helping hand, to keep our local communities thriving and connected.
Now in round five of the program, Bernardi’s has announced its newest beneficiaries for Forbes who will share in a donation pool of $5,000.
Bernardi’s shoppers receive a token from the customer service staff at the check-out to vote for who they’d like to see the funds go to. First place will receive $2,500, second place will receive $1,500, third place will receive $1,000.
Beneficiaries are, from January to June 2021, Boys to the Bush – an organisation that focuses on reconnecting disengaged male youth with their community, schools and positive figures in their lives and the Forbes Netball Association – to purchase much-needed equipment to keep the courts up to standard.
Forbes Little Athletics, who will use the donation to purchase new sporting equipment.