First Restrictions Start

Fire Restrictions will commence for the District 23 Fire Region, which Tolmie is a part of, at 1am on Monday 12th December.  During the fire restriction period, fires can not be lit in the open air without adhering to certain conditions.

For further information regarding fire restrictions – http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/warnings-restrictions/restrictions-during-the-fire-danger-period/

Cooking Competition on again for 2017 Sports

The 2017 Tolmie Sports sees the return of the Cooking Competition.  cooking competitionA popular event, the 131st Sports has two sections – Open Age and Juniors.  Those in the Open Age category have the choice of making either a sweet or savoury item and the young cooks of the area can put their skills towards either ANZAC or chocolate chip biscuits.

For full details and recipe visit the Tolmie Sports page.

Family Night a fun event

familyAlthough the weather had a hint of winter and number attending were low, the first Tolmie Family Fun Night was a great evening with lots of fun and laughter had by all.

The children in attendance thoroughly enjoyed playing a selection of games, and one adult even took on the challenge of a game of Twister.  Special mention must also go to those who made sure the karaoke machine didn’t remain silent, with a variety of musical era’s and genre’s being covered.

With plenty of music, dancing, fun and laughter had by all, the night was without doubt a fantastic evening.  Thanks must go to all those involved in the preparation and organisation.  Let’s hope this is the first of many Tolmie Family Fun Nights.

Targa High Country Travelling Through Tolmie Again

targa high countrySaturday 5th November will again see the Targa High Country rally travelling through Tolmie.  As a result, the Mansfield-Whitfield Road will be closed between Stevensons Road & the Benalla-Whitfield Road from 10.07am until 5.10pm.  Residents should be aware that they will not have access to the road and will be unable to leave their property during these times.  Should you have any emergency, residents are encouraged to phone ‘000’.  For further information, contact the Targa office on 03 6221 8800 or visit www.targa.com.au.

A map showing the individual stage sections is available here.

Full road closure details available here.

 

Mechanics Institute Unveils New Glass Display Cabinets

mechanics instituteMembers of the Tolmie community gathered together on Sunday to celebrate the unveiling of two beautiful glass-fronted timber cabinets which have been installed in the foyer of the Tolmie Mechanics Institute. Hand built by local cabinet maker Rob Allan, the cabinets have been made to fit within existing recesses of the foyer of the hall and constructed in sympathy with the décor of the foyer and in keeping with the age and style of the 1920’s building.

The cabinets were made possible through a grants from the Mansfield Shire Council Community Matching Fund & the Mansfield Community Fund, funds from the Tolmie Mechanics Institute and Recreation Reserve Committee and hundreds of volunteer hours by Rob Allan. The cabinets were beautifully stained by Barry McWaters of Bridge Creek, who also donated quite a deal of his time.

The cabinets will be used to house much of the historical literature, photographs, trophies and memorabilia etc. collected over Tolmie’s 135 year history. By bringing these items together in one place, it will benefit all in the community now and in the future, to enjoy and to learn, more of the story of Tolmie through them.  It will also help ensure that the history of Tolmie is preserved throughout future generations.

The construction of these cabinets was one of the initiatives of the Tolmie Community Plan which was developed by the community in 2011.

Please contact Linda Terry on 5776 2113 if you have items of historical interest which could be loaned for display in the new cabinets.