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?’’
UPDATE: The CFA has clarified a fire, which destroyed a Benalla shed, occurred next to a motorcycle clubhouse.
The Yarrawonga Pigeons scored a 20 point victory over the Myrtleford Saints at the JC Lowe Oval in Yarrawonga on Saturday.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
MY LIFE as a mum is crazy.
FOUR Rochester residents did more than their bit for women’s cancers mid last month when they trekked 60km around Melbourne to raise funds for the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.
Tongala Football Club lost to Rumbalara in the Murray Netball League on Saturday by 14 points.
Four generations of Comi girls this Mother's Day
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
DESPITE criticism from within the community over a perceived lack of use, the O’Keefe Rail Trail has enjoyed good traffic over the past couple of weeks, with more to come.
The usual yellow and black colours at Katamatite Recreation Reserve will be replaced this Mother’s Day as pink will be the colour of choice.
Jake has babies to thank for surviving cancer.
Fonterra suppliers are reeling after the announcement of a big cut in the milk price from $5.60/kg to $5 for the full current year.
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