Bega district diary

Blessing of the Animals

Sunday, November 12, was the annual Blessing of the Animals for the Anglican Parish of Cobargo. This year the service was held in the grounds of All Saints' at Bermagui. Reverend Mandy Wheatley spoke about the special place our pets, working animals and native species have in our lives, and the important role we humans have in the care of all animals. The beautiful sunny weather at the 106-year-old church was enjoyed by all, including the many dogs, one cat and Joe the sulphur-crested cockatoo.

Reverend Mandy Wheatley blessing Joe the cockatoo at All Saints, Bermagui.

Reverend Mandy Wheatley blessing Joe the cockatoo at All Saints, Bermagui.

Bermagui Anglers Club

Sunday’s barbeque for the Bermagui Country Club Social Anglers’ Club was a day for celebrating. The on-shore weigh-in of 1.545kg was a winner for Denise McGlashan, while the off-shore won the day for Gwen Symes with a weigh-in of 1.195kg. The mixed bag of 1.895kg was a winner for Robert Brown. 

Elaine Reid’s birthday attracted family members to our social weekend, and the raffle was won by the birthday girl. Second prize was won by Mark Thomas and a third prize was a winner for Robert. Dawn and Brian Kenyon became great grandparents at 2am that day. The annual Christmas break-away is approaching over the weekend of November 24-26, at Wallaga Lake Caravan Park, so let’s go fishin’.  

Wandella Christmas Tree 

The Wandella Hall Christmas Tree celebration is happening on Sunday, December 3, at 7pm at the hall. There will be games, a raffle, a visit from Santa (parents/caregivers to provide gift for own child) and refreshments - please bring a plate to share. 

Documentary screening

Sunday, November 19, will be the next monthly community documentary screening in the Old Cobargo Butter Factory at 3.30pm. Call Of The Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom Of Trees follows visionary scientist and acclaimed author Diana Beresford-Kroeger as she investigates our profound biological and spiritual connection to forests. Coffee and tea provided - bring your own mug. $5 donation is much appreciated.

Zelma Caddey memorial service

Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate Zel’s life at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, Tathra on Saturday, November 25 at 3pm. Zel passed away on the September 3, 2017. She moved to Tathra in 1955 and lived in the Tathra community for 66 years. Zel was involved in the surf club, tennis, probus, the Catholic Church, the RSL and the Tathra Hospital Auxiliary. For many years Zel was a welcoming receptionist for Dr McKee and Dr Long in their Bega Surgery.