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.
Children enjoy sixth Shepparton Community Reading Day at various locations in central business district.
Living with a disability will be in the spotlight on Wednesday, December 3 when community organisations compete in an ‘all abilities’ challenge through the streets of Yarrawonga.
Last week Victorian Collections passed a major milestone, with the 50000th historical object record from the state’s heritage collections uploaded to the site.
Hundreds flocked to Gunbower on Sunday to watch the Gunbower Pacing Cup.
The Christmas decorations exhibition at the Rochester Shire Hall was a hit with many visitors.
Local recovering after workplace injury
Simone Robson and her young daughter shouldn't even be alive - but she has found a remarkable form of rehabilitation that could lead on to something much bigger.
No luck for Finley in Murray Valley cricket.
Tayla Edsall has donated her long locks to the Cut for Cancer program, which makes wigs for cancer patients.
Cobram entrant joins hundreds starting the Massive Murray Paddle.
Deniliquin business Charlie Carp attracts international interest.
A spring Future Orchards walks will be held at Coomboona on Friday November 28 from 9.30am.
Top price was a pen of first-cross border leicester/merino ewes offered by Tony and Anne Mort of ‘Mardie’, Winton and purchased by Heath Cowell of ‘Mundara’, Tallarook for $208.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.