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Herald 20180410

HIGHFIELDS PIONEER

HIGHFIELDS PIONEER VILLAGE EASTER FESTIVAL Miles Noller reporting Restored bakery officially opened during Easter festival A bakery that served Meringandan from about 1902 to the late 1970s has been re-established at Highfields Pioneer Village where it was officially opened during the Easter Festival. The Reis sisters, pictured, took an interest because their father Merv Reis carted firewood to the bakery and delivered flour to it from Defiance Mill in Toowoomba. He used a three-tonne Chev truck, cutting the firewood from the Silverleigh district. The bakery building was originally a church at Gowrie Little Plain and was moved to Meringandan in 1902 by the Wuersching family which owned the Meringandan hotel and general store. The building was moved to Highfields about 10 years ago and gradually restored. The ovens were moved brick by brick. The bakery recently received its final coat of paint, and will be used to demonstrate damper making to school children and on special days. The Reis sisters, Kay Reis, Dianne Luck and Elaine Reis. Tossing an oaten sheaf Cooper Demoor of Glenlyon, west of Stanthorpe. Laurie Topp, Flagstone Creek, about to drive his IHC Farmall Cub in the grand parade. Antique machinery, some painted and some rusty, attracted the attention of many at the festival. Advertise your business in the Herald No matter where you operate, the Herald reaches MORE LOCAL buyers and sellers Phone 4615 4416 Garden club meets The next meeting of the Crows Nest Garden Club will be held at Dunroaming, our president’s garden, at 18 Littleton Street, Crows Nest this weekend, Saturday, April 14.. Visitors are always welcome and members are reminded to bring hats, folding chairs, cups and a plate to share for afternoon tea in the garden. The meeting will begin at 1.30pm. Call 4698 1022 for more info. Renay Ashford drives this Fowler dozer in the grand parade. She was dressed to represent the Land Army, women who ran many farms during World War II while men were away at the front. MEET YOUR COUNCILLORS Councillors wish to engage with all residents in 2018 and they’d love to meet you. Councillors will be visiting the Highfields Plaza 20 April from 11 am, following onto Meringandan Main Street. For further details on times and locations please contact your local Community Liaison Officer on 131 872. *Times and locations subject to change. TRC_SEC_90x254_0418_HCH Cr O’Hara Sullivan and Cr Cahill 6 - HIGH COUNTRY HERALD - APRIL 10, 2018 To advertise phone 4615 4416

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