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Santa came to Hartley!


It was hot and sunny but mothers, fathers, grandparents,  great- grandparents, children, grandchildren & great-grandchildren were out in force to see Santa arrive on a Fire truck and to tuck into a delicious lunch provided by the indefatigable Doreen Peters, ably assisted by Joy Lawson, Carol Crossman, Pam Day and Margaret Combs amongst others. The food was marvellous –  a great range of salads and meats,  and especially the home made plum pudding and trifle!  Pam Day led the children on a merry chase of games and gum boot throwing for the ladies and hay tossing for the men. It was a great chance to get together for a relaxed day.

Paul Toole, State Member for Bathurst, with his family,  joined us for lunch and ably drew the lucky door prize tickets. Together with Col Hunter, Hartley’s favourite Councillor,  Paul celebrated the construction of a much needed shelter funded by the State Government Community Building Grant, and the weather proofing of the toilet block funded by Lithgow City Council with further assistance from the Hartley Vale Mt Blaxland Trust. New lights and fans had been recently installed in the Community Hall, funded by the Hartley District Progress Association and the Old School building roof and exterior have recently been painted, and new rabbit proof fencing installed around the perimeter of the grounds, thanks to a recent grant from the State Government. In all, it’s looking pretty good!

It was a great day of Community bonding and sharing – the day being hosted by the Hartley Rural Fire Service with the support of the Hartley District Progress Association and the Hartley Recreation Reserves Trust. Anyone in the community interested in learning more about the activities of these organisations or wanting to join any of them is more than welcome. Send us a message via the Contact Page the appropriate person will get back to you.

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