Community Benefits

Merredin Merinos

By YVONNE GRAY

Merredin Merinos have been practising for the Senior’s Games, which were to be held in Kulin this year. Twenty two members, making up two teams, have been practising since January in modified basketball, bean bag throw, putt putt golf and shuffle.

As the Games had to be cancelled, Merredin Merinos decided to hold their own mini Games. The hall was decorated with all the Merino’s memorabilia, the banner, streamers and balloons. The day started with morning tea, we then split into two teams and competed in basketball and bean bag throw. Some members participated in a novelty hat parade, there was a running raffle draw and then enjoyed a shared lunch.

At the start of the Merredin Merinos practise sessions, a collection box was set up to raise funds to support The Salvation Army Bush Fire Appeal. The final tally was $300 that was deposited through Westpac Bank Merredin for this appeal. A big thank you to everyone.

A lot of fun was had on the day even though it was not what we had been aiming for, hopefully we can attend the Games as planned in the future.

Thank you once again to Collgar Wind Farm for their sponsorship, also to Ron Jahn and the Senior Centre for their help. A big thank you was extended to Audienne McCrae who each week organised our practice and kept the teams in order. Thanks also to all the members who attended during the past few months and contributed in any way to the teams.

Source; The Phoenix Newspaper, Merredin WA, 27th March 2020