Click go the Shears - and $27,000 raised for kids’ cancer support
A frosty start, but with the promise of a lovely sunny day to follow, greeted about 20 shearers and rousabouts when they gathered at Bill and Val Barlow’s shearing shed “Corydon” for the annual ‘Shearing for Kids’ cancer fund raising day on Friday 21 July. Sponsorship, donations and a good deal of hard yakka resulted in an impressive figure of $27,000 raised for facilities, research and support for kids with cancer and their families. Peter Raglus seen here rolling the fleece.
Fonterra Stanhope will open its doors to the community
Fonterra is in the final stretch of construction at Stanhope, with the first milk flowing through the lines of a state-of-the-art cheese plant, which will soon begin sending cheese to the world.
Swamp Wallaby rescue
On Sunday night I received a call-out for a kangaroo joey at Dookie. I was told it was pink and very small. The people who found it kindly agreed to meet me in Shepparton to cut down my travel time and I set off, calling Deb before I left to give her the heads up that we had an incoming joey arriving.
Colbo girls enjoy glam night out at CFNC Ball
Party time: Colbinabbin footballers and netballers took time out from the serious ‘on-field’ business to enjoy an ‘off-field’ get-together with friends at their Club Ball at Radcliffes in Echuca. The happy group pictured are (back l-r) Vanessa Moroney, Jamieson Lowe, Hannah Fuller, Jane Mackinlay, Lily Wareham, Lou Dupuy, (front) Meg Bennett, Zena Wareham.
Grants Program benefits grass roots groups
Council recently presented cheques to 53 community groups who were successful recipients in round one of the Community Grants Program.
Wildflower Hunt on again in 2017
After successfully running its second annual Rushworth Wildflower Hunt last year, the Maps to Apps Community Group will again be running the event in August this year.