ONE YEAR AGO
COLLIER TRENERRY HOST CHRISTMAS
Collier Trenerry hosted their very first community Christmas party 'Highway and Byways' on this day in 2018.
The social gathering featured an abundance of entertainment, which aimed to bring less fortunate families together during the holiday period and instill them with Christmas cheer.
CAN ASSIST HOLD HIGH TEA
Griffith Can Assist held high tea at Old Miranda Winery on this day in 2018.
Can Assist spread the Christmas spirit by gifting record funds to local families battling with cancer.
MARIAN CATHOLIC COLLEGE GIFT CHRISTMAS HAMPERS
Students and staff at Marian Catholic College handed 36 Christmas hampers over to the St Vincent de Paul Society on this day in 2018.
The hampers helped Griffith families in need celebrate Christmas.
FIVE YEARS AGO
CONSTRUCTION ANNOUNCED FOR PRIVATE HOSPITAL
The build lease for a private hospital in Griffith was signed on this day in 2014.
Community members across the MIA rallied together to make the construction possible, with the first mention of a building site being back in 2008, it took six years to put pen on paper.
10-YEAR-OLD BOY CAUGHT USING ICE
After a recorded case of a 10-year-old boy using the drug ice, Griffith Aboriginal Medical Services lobbied for the establishment of a methamphetamine clinic and rehabilitation facility on this day in 2014.
Sid Barone, alcohol and drugs program manager, said he believed that ice use had increased in the district over the past decade.
BIKERS RIDE FOR TOY RUN
Over 100 motorcycles hit the pavement for the annual Griffith Toy Run on this day in 2014.
Over $3,000 was raised for Can Assist, with the community effort being highly commended by ride witnesses in Rankin Springs, Yenda and Griffith.
TEN YEARS AGO
BUSINESSES ON BANNA ROBBED
A spate of break-ins left local business owners disgruntled on this day in 2009.
The businesses that suffered at the hands of theft were Pandya Brothers Supermarket, Individual Hair Care, La Petite Hairatorium and Miei Amici Cafe.
NORTH AND EASTS MERGER
The Griffith District Football Association announced the biggest shake-up to Riverina football on this day in 2009.
The Norths and Easts club merger was introduced to solidify the future of both clubs, with the joint venture ushering in a new team name and footballing era.
This served as the beginning of Griffith City Football Club.
RISE RECORDED IN DRINK-SPIKING
Health services issued a warning to MIA locals in regard to drink-spiking ahead of the holiday season on this day in 2009.
Greater Southern Area Health Service formally provided a checklist of tips for the general public, after a rise in the number of recorded drink-spiking cases.
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