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It was not until 2002 that
local woman Therese Eerden
(pictured) first saw a Mardi
Gras. Afterall, she had been
too busy on a float or backstage
to sit down and enjoy one.
Mrs Eerden will enjoy the Mardi
Gras from a float once again this
year, after entering as a Senior
Ambassador for the 2015 Mardi
"I was a Brownie (Guides) leader
for 20 years, so I was in every Mardi
Gras and when I retired in 2002, it
was the first one that I actually saw
that I was not in," she said.
"I have always been involved in
making a float all of those years."
Mrs Eerden said she was looking
forward to working with her spon-
sor organisation, the Loxton A&H
Society, in fundraising for the com-
"I put my hand up as a Senior
Ambassador because it is for the
community and for the show," she
Mrs Eerden said the role of a
Senior Ambassador would come
"Really, it just more fundraising
and I have been doing that for 50
odd years now," she said.
Mrs Eerden was recently made
a life member of Loxton A&H
Society, after being convenor of
the handicraft section for over a
"I think that is what made me a
life member and I have been enter-
ing things into the show since about
1986," she said.
"A bit more fundraising is not
going to make much difference."
While Mrs Eerden said the show
was a busy a time, she was hoping
to get fundraising events under way
in the upcoming weeks.
"We are hoping to possibly hold a
bowls night and a raffle and things
like that," she added.
2015 Loxton Mardi Gras Ambassador
entrants are encouraged to contact
The Loxton News on 8584 7271 or drop
by our East Terrace office for a profile
article to be printed in the paper.
Therese up to the challenge
SAM Morgan took this panoramic photograph of the Milky Way from the Heaven lookout on the River Murray, near the
Loxton Riverfront Caravan Park, recently.
Snakes set to
rock for birthday
Iconic Riverland band The Door Snakes
(pictured) will celebrate their 10th anniversary
with a free show, pint and pie at the Loxton
Club on Friday night.
The original three-man band -- featuring singer and
guitarist Tristan Kemp, bass player Gavin Wright and
drummer David King -- formed in 2004, covering a
variety of party rock songs and playing at local pubs.
Despite occasional creative disagreements, the
band's "light-heartedness" kept them together, per-
forming in Adelaide, interstate and at Prominent Hill
mine region in 2012.
Singer and guitarist Kemp says the band will be
"rocking out" three new cover songs and some old
classics, including their renowned 'pie' song, at their
"We're making it a bit different to our average gig.
It should be a fun night," he said.
"We'll be getting a big light production done and
the first 150 people through the door will be given a
pint of Coopers and a pie."
The band will be playing at the Loxton Club on
Friday, 3 October, from 9pm to 1.30am.
Fielke book launch
The Village will be a hive of activity next
Wednesday, as it opens its gates for its
annual Kids' Day Out.
Children and adults will be able to test their skills
with a range of games and competitions, while oth-
ers will have their work cut out for them, with but-
ter making and baking, including favourites such as
damper and Anzac biscuits.
Youngsters will be able to take advantage of
spring weather by designing, building and flying
their own kite or catching a ride on The Village
The Kids' Day Out is fully catered, with plenty of
food and entertainment on offer.
Activities run from 10.30am to 3pm on October
8, with gates open from 10am to 4pm.
For further information, contact The Village on
Loxton Senior Citizens
The Loxton Senior Citizens held its AGM on
September 23, and it was attended by 32 members.
President Margaret Archer gave a report, highlighting
the events of the year and thanked all club members for
The financial report was presented by treasurer Ulla-
Maija Battams. Membership for the year was 43, slightly
less than the previous years. The 2014-15 committee
will be: president Margaret Archer, vice-presidents Carl
Vogelsand and Trevor Holman and Ulla-Maija Battams
Jean James, Pauline Adkins, Elaine Trower and Ann
Dunbar and immediate past president Ann Holman are
committee members, while a secretary position is yet to
Special events for October are a pizza lunch on
Tuesday, October 7, and the club’s 41st birthday, which
will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 21.
New members, visitors and guests are always wel-
come to the club, which meets every Tuesday at the clu-
brooms at 25 Tobruk Terrace between 1 and 4pm.
The Fielke family
history book will be
launched at Mount
Torrens on Saturday,
with all family,
relatives and friends
The book, titled The
Fielke Cradle, has been
divided into four parts,
with part one completed
and ready for purchase.
Part one describes the
origins of the Fielke fam-
ily in Prussia from 1800
and highlights the arrival
of the first Fielke family,
which settled in Mount
The book launch will
take place this Saturday at
the Spring Head Lutheran
School Hall at 1.30pm.
A public meeting to establish a
community art and craft shop will be
A community meeting was called last
month to guage interest from residents and
discuss ideas, with 18 people attending the
Seven of the people were nominated to
form a steering committee, which have set
their sights on opening a shop front by Light
Up Day on Saturday, November 29.
The public meeting will be held tonight at
the Woolshed Bar in the Loxton Club from
7pm. All are welcome to attend.
Craft shop meeting
People can send their photographs -- along with their name and contact details -- via post to PO Box 352, Loxton 5333 or attach it in an email
(firstname.lastname@example.org). Alternatively, SD cards, USBs or printed photographs can be dropped into The Loxton News' East Terrace office.
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