The streets of Rushworth came alive at the weekend with engines, scarecrows, horses and performers for the annual Easter Heritage Festival.JENNA BISHOP April 22, 2014 5:03am
Festival secretary Heather Wellington said new entertainment Snakebusters, an educational show featuring snakes and other reptiles, proved a hit with crowds.
‘‘Kids absolutely loved it and so did the adults,’’ she said.
‘‘Every time I walked past there were kids being draped with snakes, they were very popular.’’
Draught horses and steam traction engines made their way down the main street for the annual parade, while festival-goers were treated to performances from the Ballyregan Bush Band, Callum Gleeson and ventriloquist Darcy Elliott.
‘‘Entertainer Margarita Enchilada was fantastic with the kids, she was teaching them hula-hooping and plate spinning,’’ Mrs Wellington said.
Rushworth P-12 College students hosted vintage games, including three-legged and egg-and-spoon races and gumboot throwing competitions.
‘‘Everyone really enjoyed themselves,’’ Mrs Wellington said.
Last year, the festival attracted almost $250
She said early crowd estimates indicated about 3000 people attended the event.
The annual Easter Sunday working draught horse muster also took place at Moora, while a blacksmith cooper and shearer had demonstrations of their traditional crafts.
The sky is the limit for Wanganui Year 12 VCAL student Leigh Polan, 18, who decided to create two posters examining birdlife around the school.
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.
An ad for the Healthy Ageing Project will be filmed in Echuca, Rushworth and Rochester today.
More than $15,000 was raised at a family day on Sunday. The event was to raise money for the families of Barry Purtell and Dave Lobb.
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 kids learn about health with hospital as state-wide obesity campaign is launched.
Murray Irrigation to search for new boss after Anthony Couroupis finishes with the company.
A few anxious customers were outside the closed gates of the failed Bee-Jay Machinery business on Goulburn Valley Hwy in Shepparton on Tuesday morning, wondering what would become of deposits they had paid for tractors and other machinery.
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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