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On Your Marks

Now in its sixth year The Carcoar Cup continues to go from strength to strength attracting runners from around the country as well as from overseas. Catering to entrants of varying abilities the event kicks off on Sunday morning November 6 with the Ultra Marathon (60km) at 7am. The day will culminate with the Awards Presentation to be held at the CARCOAR PICNIC on Sunday Afternoon. For a more detailed schedule visit www.carcoarcup.com.au. Drivers watch out for the road closures along the course in and around Carcoar and Neville.

Australia Day Needs You

Residents and CVA members are being invited to discuss plans for next year’s Australia Day Fair. The CVA will be holding a special meeting at the School of Arts at 4pm on Tuesday, November 1. Please bring along any ideas you may have and the ways you are going to implement them. Organisers are seeking volunteers to assist on the day and are also encouraging stall holders, musicians and entertainers who would like to participate in the fair to get in touch. For further details contact the Secretary at thecarcoarvillageassociation@gmail.com

Carmanhurst Villages Association Meeting

The Carmanhurst Villages Association is now officially an incorporated association and will be holding a meeting at 7pm on Thursday November 7 at The Carcoar School of Arts. The agenda for the meeting will include the following items: Election of Committee Authorisation and execution of the Funding Agreement from Blayney Shire Council Development Coordinator Program Nomination and authority for the Interview panel (x3) to undertake the recruitment and appointment process of the Development Coordinator

Stoke Stable Museum Raffle

The Carcoar and District Historical Society held a raffle at IGA Blayney recently to raise funds for the restoration works at Stoke Stable Museum. The raffle, for two prizes, was drawn on 13 October 2016. First prize: a Barbecue and Accessories, was won by Loretta Kervin. Second prize: a Digital Photo Frame, was won by Elaine Kind. Many thanks to everyone who participated in the event. (Carcoar Historical Society Press Release)

On With The Show

The Carcoar Show committee is looking forward to seeing everyone out at the showground this Saturday October 29. There will be something for everyone with the usual features including shearing, prime lambs, wool, yard dog trials, wood chopping, crafts, flowers, home products, photography and art sections. Don't forget the new special event, the art recycle competition with sections for all ages. It will be great to see the horses in the ring events! (Carcoar Show Society Press Release)

School of Arts Garage Sale

Well done to the members of the Carcoar School of Arts who helped out with the garage sale last Saturday. The event raised $1,850. All proceeds from the sale will go to the hall restoration project. The winner of the School of Arts $200 PETROL RAFFLE drawn at the garage sale is P. Haynes, Ticket F44 Purple.

End of an Era

Last Sunday when The Enterprise Store closed its doors one couldn't help but feel that it was the end of an era. For almost forty seven years Colleen Howarth (along with her husband Charlie) has provided locals and visitors with their daily provisions. 'Colleen's shop' has also been a place to connect and in many ways was the village hub. When Colleen and Charlie bought the Enterprise Store from Rennie Clarke in 1970 the highway was still on their doorstep. Over the years the couple have seen many changes. “When we came here,” recalls Colleen, “we had a barbershop, two cafes, a butchery, a bank, the manual telephone exchange and a hospital.” Times have certainly changed and no doubt if those

Carmanhurst Ladies Night – Sunnyridge Golf Club, Mandurama

The Carmanhurst Ladies Night is held on the first Wednesday of each month at the Sunnyridge Golf Club. This is an opportunity for local ladies to gather for a dinner and social evening. The next gathering will be held to celebrate their 1st anniversary. Drinks and dinner at club prices will be available to celebrate this mile-stone on Wednesday 2 November 2016, at 6:30 pm. RSVP to the following details, or just turn up: Email emydoo@bigpond.com or phone 0411 981 282 Come along and meet your neighbours.

Thanks Nicky

A big thank you to the creative force behind Wild Poppy Design, Nicky Parker, for her work on the 2016 Carcoar Show Program and the Village Map. The Carcoar community appreciates your efforts. A prototype of the new map can now be viewed on the village notice board. The final version will be installed once minor revisions have been completed.

Get Well Soon Colleen

Our best wishes go out to long time resident Colleen Howarth. Carcoar is missing you and we're hoping that your recovery is a speedy one.

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