The Biggest Ever Blokes Barbecue lunch saw more than 200 district men help raise more than $40,000.TRENT HORNEMAN November 21, 2012 4:01am
Horizon Committee event co-ordinator Dick Phillips (left) with Horizon Committee president Garet Stobaus, Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia Victoria/Tasmania state manager Kendra Overall and foundation chief executive Anthony Lowe.
Echuca men’s love of barbecue and beer has helped the Horizon Committee donate $40,000 to Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia.
The Horizon Committee hosted the Biggest Ever Blokes Barbecue lunch last month, with more than 200 district men attending.
The concept started in Shepparton and has been successfully replicated in Bendigo, Ballarat and Bairnsdale.
Organiser Dick Phillips said the Horizon Committee had already begun taking bookings for the 2013 lunch.
Mr Phillips said given the success of the inaugural barbecue, which featured talks from guests Damien Fleming and Dean Jones, the committee planned for a bigger event in 2013.
Echuca’s Horizon Committee also continues to fund oncology nursing scholarships from the proceeds of the annual Murray Charity Meander.
Recent recipients include nurses in Swan Hill, Kyabram, Balranald and Echuca.
The committee has raised almost $800,000 in the past eight years with funds also assisting breast cancer support services and local beneficiaries such as Echuca Regional Health and YMCAs One & All project.
Entries for the 2013 Murray Meander from Echuca-Moama to Mildura are still being accepted with details available from www.murraymeander.com.au or email@example.com
Jan and Peter Wallace will attend the most emotional Anzac Day dawn service there is.
The Yarrawonga and District Cemetery Trust has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Department of Health to undertake development work at the Yarrawonga cemetery.
Members of Murchison Book Club are hosting a literary lunch with Vivien Achia, author of Marrying Italian — When Love is Not Enough.
Echuca shearer Franky Atkinson has earned himself a return trip to New Zealand next year after an impressive run of performances in shearing competitions.
William Napier, whose remains lie in Rochester cemetery, received the Empire's highest honour for gallantry while fighting for the British army during the Indian Mutiny.
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Deniliquin Police ConFest Operation nets 76 drug detections.
Murray Goulburn has lifted its milk prices to about $6.66 kg milk solids.
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