On Monday, March the 24th twenty-eighty Ladies put on their gumboots and frocks to come to Lake Bringalbert to listen to guest speakers Jackie Wilson, Lydia Rich and Toni Domaschenz about their experiences living in a rural community. The speakers spoke extremely well giving insight into life on the land, owning a local business, what its like to live in a rural community and why they enjoy living rurally. The talks were well received, providing a bit of a laugh here and there. Cheryl's Coffee Blitz supplied a gourmet pancake dinner with a choice of Italian Soda, Cherry Blitz and Cucumber Mocktails. After the formalities of the evening, Ladies enjoyed networking and catching up with women from the surrounding area whilst huddled around the fire. A big thanks to everyone who made the night possible! Keep a lookout for another Ladies Night in late February 2015.
The Creatures of the Night event hosted by Junior Landcare on Sunday, April 6th was a big hit, with 22 kids and their parents attending. The Bat Box building, Bat Biscuit decorating and Bat Cave were a major attraction. The kids also enjoyed looking at insects under a microscope, making bat masks and going on a night walk in search of bats. The Bat Boxes will be shared between the St. Malachy's School and Edenhope College for all the kids to look at and hopefully have some little creatures to look at in the near future. Seeing as the bat boxes were such a big hit, I hope to plan a nest box building day where each family can make a bat box and install it in their backyard or on their property. A big thank-you to everyone who made the night such a great success.