Many of us were kicking our heels up on Christmas Day, some of us were putting our feet up and relaxing with family and friends, but for a band of seven dedicated volunteers, Christmas Day means taking care of those who may not have a place to go. It means welcoming smiles and the offer of a meal, warming not only hearts, but the stomach and soul. For the past eight years, Narrabri’s community organisation Shared Table has been serving meals on Christmas Day to the lonely and the disadvantaged. President Cecile van Lill says that last month’s Christmas effort […]
Narrabri farewelled the year that was 2020 last week while welcoming in the new year. The Courier was out and about at various Narrabri venues on New Year’s Eve and captured some of the celebrations.
Celebrations with family and friends was the order of the night on Christmas Eve at the Tourist Hotel. Local singer Brendon Ward entertained patrons and a full house enjoyed a fabulous evening of entertainment. Managers Geoff and Rebecca Artis said it was a great night. “It was a fantastic crowd,” they said. “Due to COVID rules, it is quite hard to let crowds enjoy themselves. “In view of this, we would like to convey a big thank you to the Narrabri community for helping us comply with the COVID rules and regulations in force throughout last year, and looking ahead […]
On Saturday, December 19, 2020, the Narrabri RSL Club hosted its annual Christmas party. The auditorium, Outback Shack restaurant and bar areas were filled to capacity with members and friends attending this popular event. Manager Paul Gordon and staff were kept busy tending to drinks and meals. Volunteers ran the Christmas raffle draws, which included not just the usual weekly meat trays but scores of wonderful family prizes consisting of toys and kids’ bikes. Patrons were entertained by blues band Jazz Junction. Performing on stage were Rosemary Smith, Peter Carrett, James Vella, Jeff Palmer, Jack Campbell, Sarah Smith and Aaron […]