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Big nights for Mallala, Two Wellls
find Louise on
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surprise for Keasty
As Time Goes By
Caterpillars have as many as 4000 muscles in their bodies.
THE district is abuzz with
Christmas events so make sure you
don’t miss out on what’s happening
around your town!
You can check what’s on in our
weekly features from now until
Christmas eve (we have Gilbert
Valley towns and Blyth and Brink-
This week, there’s big things
happening in ...
Party, parade and
a walk of fame
It’s everything Christmassy at
Mallala in the next week!
The Christmas street party and
parade is on tomorrow night (De-
cember 12) at the oval from 6-9pm.
But something else exciting is
happening at 5.30pm!
Everyone is invited to gather at
the newly paved area opposite the
IGAstore where the “Mallala Home
of Motorsport Walk of Fame” will
This project has been under-
taken by the Mallala Lions Club
with the pavers featuring names
of locals involved in motorsport
in some way.
Then it’s over to the parade,
which leaves the hospital at 6pm,
and heads to the oval for a night of
fun, with floats, Father Christmas,
food and music to entertain you.
There will be competitions for
the kids including decorated bike
and fancy dress. BYO chair and
rug (not mug this year!) and enjoy
The amazing fire twirlers will
close the night.
• After working at the Balaklava
Eisteddfod and seeing how much
wonderful young, local singing
talent is around the Mallala area,
local muso Alison Madigan, has
been inspired to bring a musical
Christmas event to Mallala.
“Christmas in Song - Carol
Service” will be held on Sunday,
December 22, at 9am in the Mallala
She has arranged an event to
showcase this talent, and what
better time to do that than at
“Basically I have arranged many
Christmas carols, to follow the
story of Christmas, with the choir
doing backing support and special
songs, with solos by young locals,”
Sally Wilson, Taylor Fabry,
Kiara Standley, Rhys and Kurtis
SOME surprises can be kept!
Born and bred Riverton local “silly
sausage,” Malcolm Keast, turned 70
on December 4, but he got the shock
of his life when his family held a
surprise birthday party for him on
“Luckily we live near the hospital.
I thought he was going to need the de-
fib machine,” laughed his son, Glen.
“Keasty,” as he is known to locals,
played golf at Balaklava on Satur-
day with friends Don Hannaford and
Andrew Leaver, completely oblivious
to the big event shaping up at his son
Glen and daughter-in-law Wendy’s,
home at Riverton.
“Dad thought it was only the im-
mediate family coming for dinner, but
we had 43 guests for a sit down meal,”
Malcolm’s sisters, Annette and
Miriam came from Adelaide, along
with a number of Riverton locals.
We won’t repeat Malcolm’s words
when he saw more than his wife Marg,
sons Glen and Adam and families at
the party, but we can safely say he
Malcolm ran his own butcher’s
shop in Riverton, until he sold it and
“retired” about 15 years ago.
His cheeky face is now seen in
Marc’s Meats in Balaklava, where
he works part time. Malcolm used to
play tennis, but now goes to Balaklava
regularly as “he loves his golf.”
Happy birthday, Malcolm!
And speaking of birthdays, Bal-
aklava pharmacist, Viet Nguyen, is
turning quarter of a century today
(December 11). I know it’s hard to
believe he’s that old!
And a few other locals are having
(or have had) birthdays in December
- Bethan Henrys, Megan Smith, Brigid
Healy, Todd Scholz, Tracy Angel and
Filip Scaffidi, so happy birthday to
them and everyone else!
not. He’s probably
more at home
rather than a
penguin suit or
a footy guernsey
CWA usually meets every
third Tuesday of the month in
the Community Hall supper
However after its Christmas
lunch, the group will not resume
again until February 18, 2014.
Well done to long time mem-
ber, Tot Pawelski on winning
the single bloom competition
for November, with Anna Eime
winning multiple blooms, and
Rachael Brown, the wind
If you are interested in join-
ing, or finding out what CWA
does, contact Anna on 8842
THE famous “Christmas Tree
Night” will be held on Wednes-
day, December 18 in the hall,
starting with a tea at 6pm.
Please supply a plate of food
to share for tea.
Santa will arrive for the chil-
dren (parents supply a present
for your child for Santa’s bag)
There’s lucky door prizes to
be won, so come along and sing
along with your favourite Christ-
mas carols and enjoy this great
family and community evening.
But the big question is, will
CommunityArts member, John
Tiller, dress as a choirboy and
lead the singing?
Madigan will feature as solo artists,
and there also will be opportunity
for the audience/congregation to
Everyone invited to come along
and be a part of the carol singing,
which will include old and new
Christmas songs, while the nativity
story of 2000 years ago is recreated
in rich mellow music.
Don’t forget the Christmas street
parade is on this Friday.
Streets are blocked off from
4.30pm, with a jumping castle for
the kids and stalls for the “bigger”
kids, and much more!
At 7pm, two bands will lead the
parade up the street to the oval and
back again. This will be followed
by a Blue Light disco at 7.30pm
in the Community Centre for the
kids, and a “come and try” bowls
session for everyone else!
“MOVEMBER” is over,
and Mallala local Nicholas
Mathew’s mo has been mown
his wife Pen-
ny, and chil-
dren Liam and
for the cancer
one for their
It was the first time Nicho-
las had been involved, and as
his father-in-law passed away
from prostate cancer five years
ago, he thought it would be a
good time to give it a go.
The “itchy” mo came off on
last week in a private bathroom
mo-ment between Nicholas
and his electric razor.
There’s an outdoor breakfast
being held in aid of the institute
on Saturday from 9-11am at
the corner of Light and Annie
Everyone welcome to come
along and enjoy some bacon,
eggs and snags at bargain prices!
And you can pick up a great
Christmas present of a steam
train photo while you’re there.
The ‘mo’ goes
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