Romsey Street Festival 3rd Year in a Row

Although the weather was against us, hundreds of local turned up to the third annual Romsey Street Festival on Saturday 26th Nov 2011.

Anne Phelan AOM (Actor and local icon) running the first half on stage as MC.

Cr Joan Donovan and Winner Paul Magri (Orange Monaro)

Cr Joan Donovan presenting Paul Magri with his medal as Winner of one of the best car on display (Orange Monaro).

RRBATA Stage with local teenagers singing to the audience.

Romsey Scouts

Romsey Scouts

Red Cross Stall

Red Cross Stall

Animal Farm

Animals on display for the children and families

Romsey Fruit and Vegetable Shop was a buzz during the festivities.

1950s Caravan in all its splendor

Vintage 1950s Car, Motorbike and Caravan open for inspection proved a big hit with the locals.

CFA Romsey

ROMSEY CFA providing information to the locals.


GRAAP Tent was very popular

Coffee Anyone?

Black Range was an ideal spot for a coffee and cake during the inclement weather.

Romsey Lancefield Rotary Club selling raffle tickets

President Dennis Ness, Treasurer/Secretary Theresa Ness and Rotarian Vicki Pettingill selling $2 raffle tickets for a brand new trailer filled with Christmas goods.

Rotary publicity

Whilst (PP) Peter O’Rourke is out of town the Romsey Lancefield Rotary Club were ‘auctioning off’ Pete’s car !!

Vintage Cars

Despite the weather the Vintage Cars on display in three separate locations proved popular.

On Angels Wings Stall

On Angels Wings stall

Uniting Church Romsey stall

Uniting Church stall

Romsey Play Group

Romsey Play Group stall

More Vintage Cars

More Vintage cars!!

Remember these models?

Wow; remember these models?

First Aid

First Aid onsite

Stalls were all the go

Another stall to visit

Relay For Life stall. Next year they hope to raise enough money to total $1,000,000 over the ten years the Relay has appeared at Lancefield Park. Get behind this group !!

Jewellery stall was very popular with the young teenage girls on the day.

Stall 3

Locals chatting in the open between the rain….

Handmade items for sale

Handmade items on offer.

Thomas the Tank Engine Train was well supported as it ran around the township

Thomas the Tank Engine ready to head off around the township.

Food Stalls did a busy trade despite the weather

Food and Drink Stalls

Congratulations to the Festival Committee and Event Manager Vanessa Meredith.

Special thanks to all local businesses and sponsors of this event. See Romsey Rag (Dec edition) for specific names of sponsors.

See you again next year on Saturday 24th Nov 2012

Avenue of Honour Remembrance Day event

Avenue of Honour Remembrance Day 2011 event

On Remembrance Day 2011 a special service was held at the entrance to the Avenue of Honour. In attendance were: Macedon Ranges Shire Mayor Henry McLaughlin, local Councillor Joe Morabito, Rotary President Dennis Ness and members – Vicki Pettingill, (PP) Mark Shepherdley, Anne Collins as well as Honorary members Peter Mitchell (and Margaret Mitchell)  and Annie Phelan AOM. RSL President John Lynch and RSL members, three local primary schools (Romsey Primary – Principal Joan Gibbs, Lancefield Primary – Principal Diana Ellis and St Mary’s Primary School Principal – Anthony Falls) with staff and/or student representatives also attending. Many others in the community representing varrious groups as well as Don Gray and the Bendigo Bank tellers were in attendance for this special event.

Special thank you to all who were able to attend this special event.

Rotary Banner

Rotary theme banner (2011-2012) titled: Reach Within to Embrace Humanity

Rod Browning Snr Bendigo Bank Manager unveiling the first Battle plaque dedicated to Gallipoli

Bendigo Community Bank Manager Rod Browning unveiling the first plaque with Rotary President Dennis Ness.

Rotary President Dennis Ness, Bendigo Community Bank Snr manager Rod Browning and President of RSL John Lynch

The Gallipoli plaque, the first of many that will appear along the Avenue of Honour

Joint project between Rotary and RSL – Avenue of Honour on Remembrance Day 2011

Check out further details of this event in Friday’s (18th Nov 2011) Kilmore Free Press