Fireworks and a sailpast was still well attended, despite the rain which fell across the region on Saturday.TRENT HORNEMAN October 8, 2012 5:43am
Bendigo’s Lewis Bunton checks out a scale replica of the PS Canberra at Echuca Heritage Family Festival yesterday.
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.
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The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
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AFTER 46 years of garden growing, Rochester and District Garden Club members are hanging up their spades, drying out their gloves and getting ready to watch the weeds grow.
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THE Heathcote Community will come together once again to honour the memory of car accident victim Georgia Edsall-French at a memorial day this Saturday.
Katamatite Lions Club held its 42nd annual handover dinner at the Boosey Creek Tavern on July 13.
Mathoura endured a harsh hammering to its playing confidence on Saturday with a 24-goal thrashing at the hands of Deniliquin Rovers.
The demand for organic milk in Australia is outstripping supply, creating an opportunity for the region’s dairy farmers.
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