(Front, from left) Brendan and Karen Coleman, (back) Margaret Walsh, Peter Cleary, Dell and John Shaxson and Orna Coleman at Greymare.
(Front, from left) Brendan and Karen Coleman, (back) Margaret Walsh, Peter Cleary, Dell and John Shaxson and Orna Coleman at Greymare.

Touch of Ireland at hall barbie

David Cox, Melanie Blake and Gayle Pershouse at the Greymare Hall Committee monthly barbecue.

THREE visitors from Ireland were at the monthly Greymare Hall Committee barbecue on Friday night.

The barbecue was a fund-raiser for the hall committee and attracted residents from districts west of Warwick and some from the town.

Karen Coleman (nee Walsh), her husband Brendan and daughter Orna were at the barbecue during a visit from Cork in Ireland to New Zealand and Australia.

Hall committee president David Cox said overseas visitors had been at monthly barbecues in the past.

"People enjoy the opportunity to get together once a month and it is a bonus to have visitors," Mr Cox said.

"There was a bit of talk about the rain last week but not too many got much.

"This year, the hall was upgraded with a grant from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund for re-stumping and new windows in the hall and porch which made the area a lot warmer in winter.

"You couldn't open the old windows so now it is a lot cooler in the summer with a lot more air.

"The only possible work anticipated in the near future is some work on a part of the western wall hit by white ants and the supper room floor which hasn't been touched since the supper room was moved from Risdon after the Second World War."

The barbecue was the second last for the year at the Greymare Hall which normally has a get-together on first Fridays.

The next barbecue has been tentatively set down for December 6 when it is expected Santa will make his annual visit.

The next hall activity is the annual general meeting on Sunday starting at 2pm which will be held before the AGM of the Greymare Rural Fire Brigade.

All members of the public are welcome to the Christmas Party. See the Daily News for final details.



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