Ethel Buchanan, who turn 102 in April, visited youngsters at Deniliquin Kids Choice on Wednesday.CASS SAVELLIS March 28, 2014 4:25am
The youngsters at Deniliquin Kids Choice were treated to a visit by local centenarian Ethel Buchanan on Wednesday.
The 101 year-old was the special guest of her grandson, Xander, and was invited by Kids Choice staff to relay some interesting stories from throughout her century of experience.
It also doubled as an early birthday party for Mrs Buchanan, who turns 102 on April 17.
Kids Choice director Debbie McCann said it was fantastic for the children to see a 101 year-old in person.
‘‘The children were telling their parents about her when they were getting picked up,’’ she said.
‘‘Ethel told the kids about being one of 10 siblings and all kinds of other things.’’
When asked if there were any secrets to her good health, Mrs Buchanan revealed that her favourite food was honey.
‘‘I love honey and enjoy a cup of tea every day,’’ she said.
‘‘I’ve also eaten lots of vegetables throughout my life.’’
About 15 children treated Mrs Buchanan to a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday before enjoying a morning tea of fairybread together.
Mrs Buchanan plans to return to the centre closer to her birthday to share in some cake with her new friends.
The facilitator of a new program to help empower women with a disability to become leaders in the community says it is time to stand up.
The Mulwala Lions had satisfying and hard fought win, in difficult conditions, against last year’s grand finalists at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The second annual Bonnie and Clyde Rods, Rats and Rides Festival fired up at Tatura Park at the weekend (April 11-12), drawing thousands of petrol heads and rockabilly music lovers to Tatura.
The centenary celebrations of the Gallipoli landings was a very personal time for Echuca’s Marilyn and Rex Carr as they toured battlefields which are still household names in Australia.
Hundreds rose early for Dawn Services across the district on Saturday to commemorate 100 years since the Gallipoli landings.
Kyabram and District Sportstar of the Year nominations finalised
Three local clubs get together at Kings Park.
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A new book, Men from the River Bends, honours Cobram-Barooga and district soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice after enlisting in World War 1.
The Deniliquin Domestic Violence Liaison Committee hosted a community lunch at the ‘Rocket Park’ on Thursday to celebrate the launch of its new banner.
Widespread rain late last week and on Saturday put a smile on the faces of farmers preparing to sow crops or waiting for weeds to emerge on early-sown rye-grass.
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