News from around West Arthur region

Having fun: Pia and Skye Hulse make beeswax wrap at Darkan Kids Central last week after receiving a grant from Nude Foods.

Having fun: Pia and Skye Hulse make beeswax wrap at Darkan Kids Central last week after receiving a grant from Nude Foods.

It’s a Wrap! – Darkan Kids Central were fortunate to secure a grant from Nude Food to enable them to make their own beeswax wrap.  A group of children, parents and childcare educators got together on November 12 and listened to a talk on environmental and health impacts of using plastics.  The workshop was hands-on.  Pia Hulse was the winner of the fancy lunch box and all the children were able to take home their own sandwich wrap.

Seniors Quiz – The final Seniors Quiz for the year is on Thursday, December 14, at 1.30pm. There is a Christmas theme, so if you dress in the spirit you can go into a prize draw.  Afternoon tea supplied.

Oppy Shop News – The Oppy Shop takings for October came to $716 and were added to the “Open Gardens Day” donations of $384, so a total of $1100 was sent to Parkinson’s WA. Funds raised in November will go to Princess Margaret Hospital. The Oppy Shop is open Tuesdays during school term at Coalfields Highway, Darkan.

Bronze Medallion Course – There will be a two-day full and requalification Bronze Medallion course on Saturday December 9 and 10 starting at 10am at the Darkan Swimming Pool, $80 for full course or $65 for requalification will go towards a defibrillator for the pool. Contact Amy White 0428 926 717 or jamamy82@bigpond.net.au for more information or to RSVP by the December 1.

Darkan Sheepfest 2018 – The Inaugural Darkan Sheepfest will be held in February 2018 with shear competitions, fashion show, kids activities, live music, food available and more. If you would like to volunteer  contact coordinator Teleah Higgie on 0497 471 936.

Seniors Swimming Group – If you would like to go swimming but don’t want to get a pool key you can go to one of the supervised sessions with life guard Amy White.  There will be four sessions before Christmas on November 24 and November 30 then December 7 and December 13.  here is no need to RSVP just go along at 2pm on the day.  The cost is $3.

“It’s In The Bag” for 2017 – The West Arthur CRC is once again running the campaign for Christmas.  Donate an old handbag containing items that a women will use such as tampons, hair and skin products etc.  If you don’t have an old handbag you can still drop items  at 27 Burrowes St in Darkan to add to the spare handbags there.  Call Karen Prowse on 9736 2000 Tuesday to Fridays.