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?’’
The Country Fire Authority has issued an emergency warning for a fast moving, out-of-control grassfire near Tongala.
Police investigating a break and enter at a Mulwala club more than 10 years ago are renewing their appeal for public assistance by releasing an image of a person they believe has information to assist them.
Tatura’s Victory Hall is set for a big year as preparations get under way to celebrate the hall’s 90th birthday in September.
The 2015 Moama RSL indoor bias bowls season starts next week.
Rochester Secondary College school captains Dom Atley and Tim Poole have been accepted to study biomedical science in the first step towards becoming doctors.
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Finley Henry Matheson was bestowed one of the highest Australia Day honours.
Heathcote Hostel residents were treated to a visit from Heathcote’s favourite horse, Sub Zero, as part of Australia Day celebrations.
Recent weather conditions have come as a mixed blessing for farmers, with high rainfall and humidity providing a respite for irrigators as well as difficult growing and picking conditions for fruit growers.
Darren McLoughlin only started playing croquet seven years ago.
From orchards to harvest to shelves, a new exhibition will celebrate the Goulburn Valley’s iconic fruit industry. The Photos of the Fruit Industry exhibition will run as part of the SheppARTon Festival in March and aims to share memories and history of an industry that has shaped the region.
Former Benalla footballer Tom Rockliff has been named captain of the Brisbane Lions Football Club.
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