Hi there, Oddball the clever (but slightly naughty dog) here… WOOF!
Thanks for inviting me to the inaugural Beaconsfield Family Picnic and Movie Night. It was bonza fun.
I got to eat free popcorn and even jump on the jumping castle to test it out before the kids came!
There was about 150 of you guys, all up, and we had a ripper of an evening with pure Aussie tunes playing before the movie. It was great to hear beaudys like “I come from the land downunder” and “I love to have a beer with…” Classics, ya know!
I met heaps of new people (some of them even dressed up in Aussie themed gear and won prizes!). There was this one young tacka who came dressed as a Vegemite jar… Fair dinkum awesome. Lots of you even bought glow up head gear from the Relay-for-Life stall, which helped out a good cause as well.
I thought Cr Brett Owen did a great job with the opening address and the community was super thankful to Bob Cooper for offering his First Aid skills, thankfully they weren’t needed though, phew.
But best of all I loved playing my movie, “Oddball”, to you all… and you all seemed to love it too. Even the light rain held off till the credits. You all had fold out chairs, picnic blankets or these blow up couch thingys… so comfy.
I saw you buying snacks like sausages in bread (yummy), soft drinks, icy poles and hot drinks from the coffee van. It was so hard for me to stay away from the lip-smacking good BBQ, especially because it was for such a great cause (fundraising for Pony Rescue) but I had a job to do; and that was make sure you saw me, front and centre, starring on the big screen.
Before I let you go though, I do have to say a big thank you to Cardinia Shire Council for putting up the dosh for the event, providing the ripper venue of Holm Park Reserve, as well as the patient staff who assisted the Beaconsfield Progress Association to get the event all hunky-dory. You know it was all done by a group of only 4 volunteers. Bronwyn McCormick, Ann Taylor, Graeme Taylor and Tania Baxter (and their helpful families). They deserve a pat on the back!
So I was thinking that I hope the B.P.A. get to do this Australia Day event again next year. It will be a different Aussie themed movie, I’m sure, but the concept should be the same. If you’ve got some great ideas for this or other events come along to one of the monthly meetings (3rd Tuesday, 7.30pm, Community Centre on O’Neil Rd) and meet the crew… who knows, you might even like them… I did.
Catch ya next time
Love from “Oddball”