A LOCAL contingent of tired, but happy, children stepped off the coach in Albury recently, returning home after a fun-filled six days at the Licola Wilderness Village in Victoria.
Once an abandoned timber logging settlement, Licola Wilderness Village was purchased by Lions Clubs from Victoria and Southern NSW. It was rejuvenated and transformed and now caters for school, sporting and church groups as well as those with special needs and also the general public.
A very generous donation from the Henty Catering Association has enabled a most grateful Henty Lions Club to send seven pupils from the two Henty primary schools to this popular destination.
This venture was a “first” for Henty Lions and it is envisaged that more children will be selected to go next year.
According some of the children on their return, the flying fox, rock wall climbing, abseiling and the pool were some of the highlights and it was agreed, “the food was good”.
HENTY Men’s Shed created and recently donated one squirrel glider “nest” box for the Five Ways habitation project of Henty Public School.
This was a part of a local Landcare Group’s project which was funded via a grant from Murrumbidgee Landcare.
From this the shed members were contacted to see if they were interested in providing a few more of these boxes. As a result 15 boxes have been created.
These squirrel glider boxes have the added construct of a partition for habitation by insectivorous bats, also known as micro bats and will go to the Five Ways Reserve.
Murrumbidgee Landcare will call into Henty and arrange interviews with our Henty Shed members’.