Baling hay could become a work of art this season with the announcement of Benalla Festival’s newest attraction.ALEXANDRA BATHMAN August 26, 2014 3:02am
Baling hay could become a work of art this season with the announcement of Benalla Festival’s newest attraction.
The festival announced a hay bale art trail tour would feature at this year’s festival to help celebrate its theme ‘‘Regional Harvest .
Benalla Rural City councillor and festival committee chair Suzy Martin said the idea aimed to engage the outlying Benalla community ‘‘in a meaningful, positive way’’.
Cr Martin said hay bales submitted by schools, community groups and individuals would be used to signpost the outer community and towns such as Baddaginnie, Devenish, Goorambat, Tatong and Thoona.
‘‘We can uncover producers out there in the community we are aware of, see what they are producing and link them in with the local businesses such as restaurants,’’ Cr Martin said.
‘‘The idea is to make it fun and get visitors and the community to follow the hay bale art trail to the number of different events.’’
The Benalla Festival runs from Saturday, November 1 to Sunday, November 9 and the most festive of the fodder will be recognised by a judges’ prize and a people’s choice award of $500.
‘‘We will have a school division and an open division for individuals and community groups,’’ Cr Martin said.
‘‘Schools can use the prize money for a school project and the prize money is to go towards a charity of the individual or community group’s choice.’’
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