ORANGE PICKING CEREMONY
Last Friday, 24th June, we held another enjoyable “Orange Picking Ceremony” in the warm sunshine outside the Bingara RSL Club. School leaders Gabbie Brennan and Latika Masih spoke well of the connection the memorial provides between young people today and those that served in the two world conflicts.
Deputy Mayor Catherin Egan and Federal Member Mark Coulton also spoke to students and onlookers about the significance of the trees and their unique status in the Bingara Community. The speeches were followed by the Last Post, The Ode and Reveille. Then the stampede was on.
Each year students enjoy the rush to the best and biggest oranges and this year’s bumper crop ensured there was ample fruit for everyone. In fact there was so much fruit that we have been trying to complete the harvest and distribute the fruit more widely.
Students have been picking and packing oranges for sale through Fay’s and the Bingara Fruit Market and for distribution to elderly folk in the Bingara community as well as to families of students at Warialda Public School and Gravesend Public School.
Rick Hutton has co-ordinated this big effort and I wish to acknowledge his and our students effort to extend the pleasure of Bingara oranges to as many people as possible across our community.
Everyone is looking forward to tomorrow’s Infants Frolic. The children and teachers have been practising for weeks now and it is sure to be a great spectacle. I look forward to welcoming all the visitors to school. The Frolic will begin at 12.30pm.