It’s been some 14 years since two eight two eight hosted a Melbourne Cup luncheon and it’s going to be particularly special this year with two committee members, Nicole Morris running the Café and Annie Haling providing the wine service coming together to put on a grand show.
Tuesday 5th November is the day of action from 12 noon with Sweeps, Popup stalls, Fashions on the Field, including Best Dressed Lady and Best Hat/Fascinator and a Lucky Door Prize. We will also have Rachael our Community Health Nurse in attendance along with Terese Ryan and her team from NALAG.
At $25 pp including a glass of bubbles on arrival, there’ll be corks popping all through the day.
Hit the phones and grab your girlfriends – gents are obviously welcome - because you won’t want to miss this big day out in Gular.
What an excellent opening movie night for us with our new lessee, Nic Morris. As we walked into two eight two eight, we were greeted with not only a smile but a lovely cheese and cold meat platter. To the right of us was a wooden platter with fresh cut bread and a green salad. And we hadn't even had dinner yet.
Dinner was slow cooked beef with baked vegetables, and green salad and bread - if you desired. For dessert we were treated with either a beautifully presented cheesecake or a mousse served in an old fashion champagne glass.
Well done Nic. It was one of the nicest, and certainly one of the best presented meals we have had at our movie nights for quite some time.
Now on to the movie.
If you want a movie with laughter, tears, spectacular scenery and a uniquely Australian vibe, then look no further. Top End Wedding has it all. I think everyone would agree that it was a terrific movie and well worth watching if you haven't had the chance to watch it yet. The acting was brilliant and the script was excellent. How can you go wrong?
Thank you to all our patrons for supporting not only the film society (and a big welcome to our new members) but also Nic Morris. I look forward to next month's movie.
There have been many changes at two eight two eight over the past 16 months but it is now time to settle in and welcome Nic Morris back into the fold.
Nic has been involved with two eight two eight in various capacities, including Committee Member, Volunteer and Employee, over the past 15 years, but it's now her time. Nic has taken over the lease and management of two eight two eight, and we would like you to join us in wishing her all the best and giving her your full support to thank her for taking on the challenge.
Nic has shown not only her dedication to two eight two eight over the years, but also to the town of Gulargambone. Nic has worn (and still wears) many hats, including her involvement in the Lion's Club, the Bowling Club and the local supermarket. She is passionate about our town and wants to see it thrive.
Thank you Nic for taking on this new exciting venture. We know you will be successful and will have the support of not only the locals but all the visitors to our little town.
What a great way to end a day of polling booths and large white forms. A meal with friends, old and new, a few drinks topped off by an absolutely wonderful movie filled with fantastic music.
I don't think I was alone singing along with each song played. Heartwarming and heart-wrenching, uplifting and incredibly sad.
Thank you to everyone who assisted on the night, and a special thank you to Annette and Paul Fisher who were paramount in the success of the evening. Catering for 40 odd people is never easy, and our new lessee Amidia was very lucky to have their guidance and expertise.
A Sad Farewell to a Lovely Lady
It is with great sadness that we bid farewell to one of our members. Trudy James passed away suddenly late Friday evening leaving behind her husband Larrie James, and their three children, Brant, Brooke and Kelly.
Many of you met Trudy as she attended most of our movie nights. She was a bright and bubbly petite lady. Trudy was a great friend to me and she will be sadly missed by so many in our local community.
She was an active member of the Lions Club, running the chip or steak van, doing the Chocolate Wheel at the Pub or performing any other duties they allocated to her. She volunteered at the library and sold the raffle tickets at the Club on Friday nights.
Trudy only lived in town for just over two and half years, but she certainly made an impact.
May you Rest in Peace Trudy.
The two eight two eight Committee and the community of Gulargambone, would like to extend a very warm welcome to Amidia Diamond as our new lessee of the 2828 Café.
Amidia is no stranger to the café as she worked for our previous tenant, Craig Holmgreen. Amidia will bring her past experience and install her own style and flair to the café.
Please join us at our Dinner and Movie Night on Saturday May 18th, screening "Bohemian Rhapsody", and help welcome Amidia and her staff to our town.
The two eight two eight Committee is planning on opening the two eight two eight Café whilst it is waiting for a new lessee.
It will be run by volunteers and will be opening this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. It will be a simple affair of light meals, cakes and tea and coffee - Vittoria of course!
Please check our Facebook page two eight two eight cafe to check opening hours.
Firstly, I would like to thank everyone who attended our movie night last Saturday. Without our patrons, there is no movie night. So thank you.
Secondly, I would like to thank members of the two eight two eight Committee, who all jumped in to help make this night happen. Thank you Paul Fisher, Kirsty Fisher, Sara Roche, Alison Tancred and a special thank you to young Sophie Roche.
Our guests were treated to Thai Green Chicken Curry and Beef Bourguignon, both served with rice. For dessert, it was Drumsticks and Weis Bars. Everyone enjoyed their meal, some going back for seconds.
The movie was all it was acclaimed to be, and I think everyone understood why it won the awards it did. Lady Gaga was exceptional in her role as Ally, and her voice was amazing. Gaga fan or not, you can't deny she totally embodied the role. Bradley Cooper, who played Jackson Maine, what a talent. To star in and direct this movie was incredible.
The movie was feel good, enlightening and heartbreaking. Everything a good movie should be.
Thank you again to one and all for making the evening special.