West Arthur generations share fun and history

Sharing History Session: The Darkan Primary School Kindy students paid a visit to the West Arthur CRC last week to learn about the library and also to meet some of the seniors in the community and learn a bit from them about how things have changed since they were kids. In class the kindy children have been looking at how things change and their session with the seniors allowed them to hear about what people used to do as kids in the "olden days." The adults also brought along items that aren't used that much these days such as hand power drills, kerosene lamps, flower arranging tools and some pounds, shillings and pence. It was an a wonderful experience for both the adults and children with portraits drawn, interviews done, information shared and games played. Thanks to Mrs Hogg from Darkan Primary for bringing along such delightful children and to the adults who came along and who were so patient and sharing with them.

Combined Christmas Carol Service: The annual Combined Christmas service in Darkan is on December 18 at 7pm at the Darkan Catholic Church - all children and families are welcome.

Darkan Community Christmas Tree: The annual Christmas Tree is on December 20 at the Sports Complex. The cost is $5 per family and food will be available for sale. Special appearance from Santa Claus. Unmentionables are to be left at the Shire.

Christmas Quiz: The last Seniors Quiz for the year is on December 12at 1.30pm at the West Arthur CRC. As usual it'll be tables sorted on the day and lots of fun. Dress in the Christmas spirit and enjoy some afternoon tea to follow. No need to RSVP.

Shop Local: The West Arthur Shop Local campaign is underway for 2019 to encourage people to keep some of their seasonal spending around the town. If you spend $30 or more in participating businesses you go into the draw for a prize of goodies drawn at the Business Big Bash on December 22.

Business Big Bash: The businesses in Darkan, Duranillin and other places around the Shire are once again putting on an event to thank their loyal customers who have supported them throughout the year. This year for a change the event will be up at the Darkan Sports Club starting at 5.30pm on Sunday, December 22.

Coderdojo: Coderdojo is still on at the CRC after school on a Monday. If you're kids are interested in learning how to code (the way of the future!) contact the CRC and we can pass on the teacher, Neil Gallegos's contact details to you for more info.

Arvo Book Club: The last Book Club for the year is on December 12 and while it's a bit late to join this year-think about joining us next year! The cost is about $30 per year and we meet six times for one hour each time - so not a huge commitment. Contact Karen at the CRC with any enquiries.

Football Club Sundowner: Mark it in your diary now - the Wagin Football Club Lake Sundowner on February 15. More details to follow. RSVP to Jessie Allington on 0411 745 562.