From DCM Mayor and Lewiston Ward Councillor Duncan Kennington
On Wednesday, January 1, I attended the Pt Parham Sports and Social Club Gala Day. A large crowd enjoyed a warm day with the band Heartland performing.
Tattoos and a bouncing castle were there for the children. I considered getting a tattoo but there weren’t any peace signs available.
There were races for all ages, the rolling pin toss, wool pack race, egg tossing and gnome throwing.
I was invited to enter the beauty pageant but declined in order to give others a fair chance.
We all enjoyed the usual Parham hospitality with good food available at reasonable prices and of course the bar was open.
Thank you to Lola Western, Raelene Schwerdt and the organising committee for providing a great community event.
• On Friday January 3 I attended the birthday party of the districts’ latest centenarian, Pat Baker.
Pat is a long-term resident of the region previously residing in Gawler before moving to Butler’s View in August 2007.
I presented Pat with a photograph of rural South Australia, taken by Australia’s famous photographer Ken Duncan.
Pat had a wonderful day supported by family members, and staff and residents of Butler’s View.
• As I write this during the heat wave (as the temperature is heading up to 41C) it is an opportune time for all of us to consider not just our own health and that of the elderly, but also ensure a water supply exists for the birdlife of the area.
It isn’t onerous but will ensure that birds will survive and thrive in this district.