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?’’
Hafizullah Mohaqiq was born in Afghanistan, spent periods living in Pakistan and Iran, before arriving in Shepparton two months ago.
The Mulwala Lions had satisfying and hard fought win, in difficult conditions, against last year’s grand finalists at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The Fairley Leadership Program met in Tatura on Wednesday, exploring ‘Water and our catchment’ at Goulburn Murray Water.
Road authorities have made little progress to fixing Echuca’s most dangerous intersections.
Lockington Vintage Tractor and Stationary Engine Rally is on for the 18th time this weekend and there is something for everyone.
Kyabram and District Sportstar of the Year nominations finalised
Three local clubs get together at Kings Park.
Tributes flow for Finley's inspiring mother, friend and farming advocate Jennifer Hawkins
A visit by Coliban Water to Heathcote last week provided residents with a chance to quiz staff about water and sewer services.
A new book, Men from the River Bends, honours Cobram-Barooga and district soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice after enlisting in World War 1.
Deniliquin bowler Dennis O'Keefe lost 25-19 in his bid for a quarter-final spot in the Victorian Singles Championships this week.
Widespread rain late last week and on Saturday put a smile on the faces of farmers preparing to sow crops or waiting for weeds to emerge on early-sown rye-grass.
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