Community Connect provided a vibrant weekend of entertainment and networking opportunities as groups showed what they had to offer.BARBARA SUNGAILA March 19, 2014 4:05am
The reptile display was a popular part of the event and Shanae Scoble, 5, and her sister Sophie, 6, got to meet some of the exhibits. Picture: Barbara Sungaila
Rain failed to dampen smiles at Saturday’s Heathcote Community Connect event.
A strong crowd gathered in Camp St to see what the town’s community organisations had on offer.
There was a long queue for the Lions’ free sausage sizzle but the wait wasn’t so bad because there was entertainment from talented locals on the stage.
The SES demonstrated the jaws-of-life and the Z-pulley
The Snakebusters exhibit, where people could hold a python or a lizard, was a big hit.
The fire brigade was on hand with life-saving information and Captain Koala was a hit with the crowd.
Heathcote Primary School pupils served up tea and cakes and Heathcote Health staff were on hand with health promotion messages and information.
Several other groups also had stalls and the community postcards on display showed the many different answers to the question, ‘‘What makes Heathcote great for you?’’
A single-storey weatherboard house in Doyles Rd, Shepparton was gutted by fire on Saturday.
The under 16 Pigeons kick started the YFNC's finals campaign with a resounding victory over the Paul Spargo led Scots College in the Grand Final of the AWJFL Elwyn Langford Shield at the Albury Sports Ground on Sunday.
Greater Shepparton City Council was successful in securing the National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity Cutting Horse Championships for 2014 and 2015, with this year’s event scheduled from September 10-14 at Tatura Park.
Success at the regional schools soccer competition has earned the Echuca Primary School (208) girls side a spot at state games on Wednesday.
Julie Sands and Sheridan Clark have been kept busy, visiting Rochester recently yo dispense free coats to residents.
Book Week gets colourful turnout.
Deaprtment of Environment and Primary Industries unhappy about Mt Disappointment vandals.
Jerilderie Shire deputy mayor Ruth McRae handed the key over for the new Rural Fire Service station last Friday.
Farmers have a new weapon in the fight against mice.
Cobram school students take their books to the streets, dressing up for Community Reading Day.
Public interest to determine Deniliquin Town Hall refurbishment.
Customer service will remain a strategic focus for incoming Goulburn-Murray Water chairperson Sarah Scales.
The Benalla Indian Myna Action Group will pay a $1 per bird bounty on live birds delivered to CAL farm. National Party MP Bill Sykes donated $100 to fund the bounty.
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