Home Hill News

Exciting Times ahead for the Community

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RESIDENTS throughout the local region will not be short of entertainment over the coming month and into the pre-Christmas period as the Harvest Festival—celebrating its Sixtieth Anniversary—comes alive, while the Burdekin Race Club will host its annual Derby Day Races. 

The Harvest Festival has a committee of enthusiastic workers who are determined to once again provide a variety of features leading into and through the actual Festival Week, culminating in the Grand Parade and Street Party — with everyone catered for from the start of October until the early November finale. 

And look out for the newly released book, which tells the story of those 60 years of festivities and the large numbers of local people who have been involved. 

The Burdekin Race Club built up its former Melbourne Cup Day celebrations, only to have the Townsville Club become the beneficiary of the local club’s excellent lead-up work. 

They were handed Derby Day (October 29) instead and have since made a success of it as well—just ask the hundreds of women who look forward to being a part of the event each year. 

The Club has recently upgraded their track and added new running rails around its length, which will result in everything being up to top standard at future meetings. 

And the local meetings have been boosted with the allocation of another day of racing after another northern regional club found they were unable to race on December 3. 

The Festival and the Racing should whet the appetite of the local community for the many reasons to celebrate during the coming pre-Christmas period.