RAND carnival didn’t prove to be drought-breaking event many of the farmers in the region had hoped for but it was certainly a big success.
Players and parents have told stories about bucketing rain coinciding with the popular eastern Riverina netball and footy carnival in years gone by.
Despite the dry conditions the grounds at Rand were picture perfect and well maintained. And it was a spectacular sight to watch about 2000 players and spectators support the longstanding event. In terms of catering for sporting achievements and raising funds for the community this event is at the pinnacle.
It is an ideal way to support a local school and a small township. The carnival also provides a platform for players to meet and play against teams from different leagues and locations.
HENTY Machinery Field Days is fast approaching and it is time to think about what this rural showcase means for the region.
For many the September three-day event is a highlight on the calendar.
In addition to the field days September also holds significance because the sculpture to recognise the work of Headlie Taylor, in developing the header, will be officially recognised at Henty on September 12 with a sculpture being officially unveiled.
It is an opportunity for the town to celebrate its history and the farming community will also knowledge the event which shaped how crops are harvested.
IF you are driving along the Olympic Highway you would have noticed plenty more “cuddly critters” taking up homes in the trees.
Initially there was just a couple but in recent weeks the “family” appears to have grown. We would love to hear more about this project. If you know who has been putting the little critters in their new homes email firstname.lastname@example.org