TRICKSTERS: Monique Parkhill (left) and Taylor Edwards were dressed for the occasion at last Friday's Halloween party at Widgee.
TRICKSTERS: Monique Parkhill (left) and Taylor Edwards were dressed for the occasion at last Friday's Halloween party at Widgee.

Goblins and ghouls come out to party at Widgee

WIDGEE Memorial Hall underwent a transformation last Friday as walls were covered with creepy crawly insects, spiders, webs, ghouls, goblins and monsters.

Even the cemetery, complete with headstones, was relocated for the event and with mist and smoke adding to the eerie atmosphere it was certainly a night for Halloween.

Widgee State School students, parents and even the teachers dressed for the occasion with some spine-chilling and hair raising costumes; even a ghost horse providing free rides for the youngsters.

It was lots of frightening fun for everyone - and a successful night for the new P&C.

Bushman's Bar

WIDGEE Pony Club members will ride the trail through the Bushman's Kitchen tonight (Friday, November 4), cooking up mouth watering rib fillet steaks with chips and fresh garden salad or tasty chicken parmigiana. Meals will be available from 6.30-7.45pm with the Bushman's Bar opening from around 3. Family friendly dining with room for the youngsters to play and plenty of on-site parking. Inquiries to the Hall 5484 0282.

Trivia night

TRIVIA buffs can bring their thinking caps along and join in the fun tomorrow night (Saturday, November 5) at Lower Wonga Hall.

The event kicks off around 6pm and it's a bring-a-plate-to-share dinner with tea and coffee provided.

This is a fantastic family night with some great prizes and only $5 per player. Inquiries Ron 5483 1615 or Di 0422 032 648.

Markets, chook sale

WIDGEE Markets will be on again tomorrow (Saturday, November 5), and with Christmas now just seven weeks away it's a great place to begin looking for those elusive gifts.

Why not check out Kathy's Kitchenalia or Janet's embroidery? And there's always a wonderful assortment of linen and bric-a-brac on Joan's stall. Ted has fabulous woodwork, Graham has fresh fruit and veg and Sally always has some great broms for the garden.

Don't forget to support the sausage sizzle, raising funds for the Widgee Pony Club.

Sites are still available so contact Jim on 5486 1180 for further details.

And if you're on the lookout for some friends of the feathered variety, why not check out the Chook & Bird Sale on the next corner? Widgee Rural is well known for stocking a wide range of poultry and there's always an experienced team member on hand to help with enquiries.

Plus the Woof Woof Doggy Wash van will be on site to pamper your pooch.

Inquiries Jenny 5484 0022.

Quilting club

WIDGEE'S quilting club, Pure Patchwork, will meet from 9am this Monday, November 7 in the Community Complex in Power Rd.

With just four weeks to go before their annual show and workshop in the Memorial Hall, members are focusing on completing their pieces for display.

Anyone interested in learning how to make these beautiful quilts and patchwork items is welcome to come along and watch the ladies in action. The kettle is always on the boil so why come and join them for a cuppa? Inquiries Margaret 5484 0420.

Indoor bowls

SCORES were fairly even at Widgee Indoor Bowls Club on Monday morning, with the exception of Christine who placed several winning shots, easily claiming the trophy with a score of 67. Jack was second with 53 while Jeanette was third with 48 points.

The club welcomed Laurette Hagen this week. Laurette has recently moved to the area and was keen to try indoor bowls. If you'd like more information on the club, why not come along to the Widgee Memorial Hall next Monday?

The games begin around 9am. No experience necessary and all equipment supplied. Inquiries Di 5484 0286.

Craft group

WEDNESDAY'S Widgee Craft Group meeting was quickly dealt with, the important decisions done and dusted and more Christmas cards in the making.

The Big Shot machine was in full swing once again, turning out some quite spectacular pieces.

Next week it's back to applique squares for that top-secret project for next year's cancer morning tea. Members are hoping to complete the quilt by late January so it's all hands on deck over the next few months. Inquiries 5484 9156.

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