Fireworks and a sailpast was still well attended, despite the rain which fell across the region on Saturday.By Trent Horneman
Saturday’s inclement weather might have washed away a few visitors, but it did not dampen the spirits of people who attended events during a bumper weekend in Echuca-Moama.
At the heart of the weekend was the annual Echuca Heritage Family Festival at the Port of Echuca.
Port Side Traders chair Renee Oberin said crowds turned out in force yesterday, with some brave souls enjoying the activities at the port on Saturday.
Pat Oliver, Bernadine Kelly and Anne Kotsiakos at the Old Treasures exhibition.
After a wet day, Mrs Oberin said a sail past and fireworks display on Saturday night were highlights.
‘‘We had John Waters providing commentary during the sail past. All of the paddlesteamers were packed with people,’’ she said.
‘‘The Pevensey had a private function where people were all dressed up, it looked quite glittery.’’
Mrs Oberin said the annual event was a key part of the port’s push to become more family friendly.
‘‘We want to the port to be a family-friendly place full of fun and activities for the whole family. The Echuca Heritage Family Festival is at the centre of all of that,’’ she said.
Echuca-Moama also hosted the Echuca-Moama Artists’ annual exhibition, the Echuca Farmers Market, Echuca Historical Society museum open day and Our Treasures Our Stories Extravaganza during the weekend.
Shepparton’s diverse multicultural population will have access to a more comprehensive range of services thanks to a $150,000 grant to map the area’s multicultural communities and identify gaps in service provision.
After a tennis career spanning 62 years, of which the last 35 years have been as a coach, Yarrawonga's Jon Coleman is set to retire at the end of 2013.
The recent Kyabram Master Pairs, played over six days with crack sides from near and far, attracted some talented bowlers eager to win the prestige event.
Tongala's Ben Scowen fell agonisingly short of his first century on the weekend, falling for 98 after handling the final ball of the innings.
Three Goornong Fire Brigade firefighters recently completed a CFA course on safety surrounding urban firefighting and using breathing apparatuses.
Kyabram Lawn Tennis Club’s annual junior singles tournament again attracted good numbers from across the district.
But have opponents given up the fight?
Reigning Murray Valley Cricket Association premier Strathmerton was far too good for Finley on Saturday, registering a 115-run victory.
Tooborac Fire Brigade visited Tooborac Primary School last Tuesday to help the school complete its bushfire emergency management plan.
Christmas is a time of giving and UnitingCare Cobram has joined forces with Target to ensure no stocking is left empty this festive season.
The Deniliquin Pastoral & Agricultural Society has offered to run the sheepdog trials so it can be added to the local calendar of events again.
SPC Ardmona, is sending eight containers loaded with $250,000 of fruit and vegetables to cyclone ravaged Philippines.
Diane Young celebrated 30 years of service at Devenish Primary School.
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