A six-day tractor trek involving 25 vintage cars that started in Jerilderie last week ends today.SOPHIE BURGE May 28, 2014 3:25am
Tractors taking part in the charity trek across the Riverina will leave Finley for Jerilderie this morning.
A six-day tractor trek which started in Jerilderie last week ends today.
The 25 vintage tractors taking part in the trek will leave Finley at 8.30am today to finish the 500km trip back in Jerilderie.
They have already travelled to Coleambally, then to the Murrumbidgee River at Darlington Point, back to Coleambally, then on to Morundah, Urana via Oaklands to Berrigan and Tocumwal’s Town Beach.
The round trip is all for charity.
The Tractor Trek set out to provide a fun experience for tractor enthusiasts young and old while raising awareness and funds for men’s health.
Jerilderie based trek coordinator and participant Ian Sneddon said it has been an ‘‘enjoyable experience for all who have taken part’’.
‘‘We’ve talked about the trek between the clubs for at least five years,’’ he said.
‘‘The trip took all the back roads through the country and gave fellas a chance to talk and get things off their chest, whether it be health or mental issues.
‘‘I don’t know exact dollar figures raised yet, however we believe it’s already over $7,000 – a sizeable amount.’’
Members from the Riverina Vintage Machinery Club, Urana Vintage Machinery Club and Corowa Historic Vehicle and Machinery Club coordinated the charity event.
Major sponsors included the Coleambally Community Bank, Coleambally Golf Club, Morundah Hotel, Urana Catholic School Committee, Oaklands and Berrigan Lions clubs and Finley Bowling Club.
Shepparton Tri Club has partnered with the annual Challenge Shepparton and organisers of the event are now putting out the call for 350 volunteers.
Police are currently at the scene of a double fatal collision involving two cars in at the Cahill Road, Gilmore Street and Woods Road intersection in Yarrawonga.
Tatura Community House held its annual High Tea fundraiser at the facility on Tuesday, with a full-house present to enjoy a sumptuous morning tea, good conversation and relaxing time together.
MORE than 130 camp oven enthusiasts turned up to the Torrumbarry Hotel for its annual camp oven cook off.
Rochester Historical and Pioneer Society hosted an afternoon tea to recognise long-standing members Barrie and Flora Griffin and John and Margaret Harley.
About 7600 residents served by Goulburn Valley Water are affected by a boil-water advisory.
Scone Equine Hospital relaunches local veterinary practice.
A beauty pamper day has raised a whopping $18k to assist local lady Terri Bevan with her ongoing medical costs associated with her brain tumour
A planning scheme amendment to allow the expansion and redevelopment of the IGA supermarket at Heathcote has been approved by the Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynne.
The second Koonoomoo Pickers and Packers Charity Ball came to town on the weekend, and was bigger and better than ever.
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The second annual National Herd Development Victorian Winter Fair was in action at the Bendigo Exhibition Centre last Wednesday and Thursday.
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