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Thursday, 3 December 2015
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Dr GILLESPIE (Lyne) (13:45): It was all happening in the Lyne electorate last weekend, particularly in the Manning Valley. Firstly, I would like to congratulate the Old Bar Growing Friends Garden Club, which organised a Cancer Council fundraiser. It was one of the biggest morning teas I have ever attended, with 136 people turning up. We were well entertained by beautiful singing from the Wingsong Choir from nearby Wingham. I congratulate the choirmaster, Heather Bolster, and also Helen Cadden who organised the event for Growing Friends Garden Club.

Nearby at the Old Bar Community Preschool we had a wonderful celebration on the occasion of the opening of a new half-million dollar extension. Merrilyn McLoughlin and all the children and their parents and grandparents and community contributors all turned up. What an amazing facility it is. I would like to congratulate architects Carolyn and Russell McFarland, who have designed a really fantastic building.

Down at Harrington Crowdy Head Marine rescue station Keith Richardson was awarded for his 15 years service in SES and marine rescue. I congratulate all the strong community members for making our place so wonderful.