The Wentworth Mounted Games, Driver Reviver Caravan, and more

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Monday, April 15, 2019 - 10:12am

Hello everyone,

It’s getting harder to present an optimistic road ahead. But then if you visualise the handful of willing workers in each of our outback towns and villages who put in tireless hours to make entertainment of all sorts happen for us, then isn’t it fantastic to think we still have those sort of people. They make us proud.

It’s those handful who are making the following events possible for you and I.

Next weekend is of course Easter. Now you can take your pick of “The Wentworth Mounted Games 20/21st. The big Wentworth Easter Garage Sale on Sunday. Or you can toodle on to Broken Hill for the Easter Sunday Market Day at Memorial Oval. OR, you can keep careering up the Silver City highway to the Packsaddle Gymkhana and Bikehana, it’s on both days 20/21st.

What a weekend. And if you pass through our little town, the Wilcannia Tourism Association is running the Driver Reviver Caravan for a break and cuppa for you on Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Easter Monday. We’ll be there from 10 in the morning till 4 each afternoon. Also, close to our site is the caravan dumping site as we are an RV Friendly town. And don’t forget we have 2 really great caravan parks for you, and I hear a whisper  we soon will have a “Pop up” buy or swap book shop! More on that soon. 

In between the weekend festivities, if you’re near Bourke, Jenny is opening the “Back O Bourke Gallery on the 19th. See the flyer attached and go on in and support her.

Next cab off the rank of course is Anzac Day, Thursday week. We here in Wilcannia will have an ex resident to pipe the march to the cenotaph for the 11 o’clock service. And please feel welcome to join in the service at any of our outback towns, we will always welcome you all.

Would you believe, the next week end is quite active too. We have a big Gun Shoot at Pooncarie over 2 days, 26/27th. Even if you’ve never shot a gun you’ll meet a heap of wonderful people.

And the same weekend is the White Cliffs Rodeo and Gymkhana, they’re having an event almost every week at White Cliffs so they know how to look after you.

A few big events coming up, “Dancing on the Darling” in Menindee, a “drought relief” full week end down there on the 25/26th. May. Free camping and all. More details as it comes.

The Hungerford Field Day is another one coming up, it’s on the 7th.June. Let’s hope the roads are all wet.

Enough of my carrying on, have a great Easter all of you and I’ll probably chime in on the 29th. Oh and by the way, congratulations to Cobar. They made ABC news last night with their Grey Mardi Gras, how good was that. Another little group of tireless wo0rkers. See you soon, cheers Bill Elliott.  WCTA.


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