Jumpers and Jazz has fiery start

THINGS will be heating up in Killarney on Saturday as the Killarney Memorial Aged Care Centre Bonfire and Fire Drum Night gets under way at the Killarney Polocrosse grounds.

Along with the fire drums there will be live entertainment by Studio Two and fireworks.

There will be jumping castle and games for the children throughout the afternoon.

Hot food on sale for the evening will include hamburgers, hot chips, soup and also a bar for those who want to quench their thirst.

The Killarney Bonfire and Fire Drum Night is a major fundraiser for the Killarney Memorial Aged Care Centre.

Entries in the Fire Drum Competition need to have their drums nominated by tomorrow with drums at the grounds on Saturday no later than 3.30pm.

With NSW winning the recent State Of Origin it looks likes the SOO is coming into the fire drums as well as there are some good fire drums coming from Tenterfield.

Some of these are good as I saw them while down at the Tenterfield Lions Club Cracker and Fire Drum Night.

Gates open on Saturday at 4pm with the evening finishing at 9pm.

 Cost of admission is $10 for adults with children under 16 free.

ANN and Gordon Goodwin were delighted to be among a contingent of Killarney residents who attended the former Killarney Co-op manager George Fielding's 90th birthday celebrations recently.

Mr Fielding, who grew up in the Killarney area, was the manager of the Killarney Co-op from 1966 to 1980.

Ann said it was a day of memories not only for George but for all who attended the party.

George spoke of his travels and his experience serving as a bomber pilot in the Second World War.

As all who knows George, nothing or anyone was forgotten.

Mrs Goodwin said George organised his own entertainment for the party even with a quiz competition from war films he showed, sing-a-longs to old war songs.

Ann said looking around and catching up with people at the party he had invited nearly all of the staff that had worked under him while he was the manager.

George still makes trips to Killarney to catch up with people but in between he keeps up with the local news on the Daily News website.

Ann said it was nice to think that after all these years George hadn't forgotten them and thought enough to invite them to celebrate such a milestone in his life.

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