No 89 May 2023 – Home Hill News

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Welcome to the May 2023 edition of the Home Hill News.

You can read or download the whole newsletter (in pdf format) using the link above or read the individual articles below.

Donated Products from the Cowboys

Cowboys’ Give-aways at Comfort Stop

THE Home Hill Chamber of Commerce will host a morning of Cowboys’ give-aways at the Home Hill Comfort Stop on Saturday, May 6. The focus will be on young supporters of the NQ Cowboys who will benefit from the handing out of donated supporters gear.
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Sweet Days Hot Nights Bowls Extravaganza

Home Hill’s Merry Month of May

WELCOME to Home Hill’s Merry month of May – over four weeks of entertainment and events that provide for the enjoyment of all ages through arts and crafts activities as well as on the sporting fields.
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ANZAC Day 2023 Guest Speakers

Anzac Commemoration Ceremonies

THE Home Hill community has once again remembered those who fought and died for our freedom as they turned out in large numbers at the various commemoration ceremonies that took place in the town on Anzac Day, Tuesday, April 25.
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ANZAC Day Piper Roy Page Receiving Australian Military Badges

Recognition for Piper’s Service

THE Home Hill Sub-Branch of the RSL has honoured the continuing service of an Ayr and Lower Burdekin Caledonian Pipe Band member, who has been performing at Anzac Services in the town since 1982.
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Burdekin Craft Spectacular

Crafts to fill Memorial Hall

THE Burdekin Craft Spectacular will return to the Burdekin Memorial Hall, Home Hill on Saturday, May 13 providing an ideal opportunity for residents seeking novel gifts for Mother’s Day celebrations the following day.
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Ruth Stockdale left presented the Sugar Bowl trophy to the A1 Mens Grade winners Tea Bags

42nd Year of Sugar Bowl Tennis

TENNIS players from as far as Brisbane and Mareeba– and even New Zealand and Tasmania – were among the 44 teams of players that converged on the Home Hill Tennis Association courts complex over the May Day weekend for the 42nd annual Sugar Bowl tournament.
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ANZAC Day 2023 Guest Speakers

Appreciation of the Anzac Day Commemorations

From the early start at the Dawn Service through to the street parade and Cenotaph commemoration services, there were children holding the hands of parents, siblings and teachers as they lined up to play their part in learning what Anzac Day is all about.
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ANZAC 2023 Burdekin Parade

More applause for the Annual ANZAC Day Parade

APRIL 25 is an extremely important day of the year on the Australian calendar and again, the Home Hill Sub-Branch of the RSL hosted the 2023 ANZAC Day Parade. With good weather and good company, we saw another ANZAC parade go by with no hiccups.
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Annette Kelly with her embroidery Quilt depicting Australias Armed Forces

Experience Shows in new Quilt

A TOTAL of 25 years of quilting experience brought huge dividends for Home Hill resident, Annette Kelly when she displayed her completed Embroidery Quilt featuring all aspects of Australia’s Armed Forces during Home Hill’s Anzac Day services.
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Action in a previous Australian Hand Cane Cutting Championships at the former Home Hill Showgrounds

First Cane Fire at Cultural Fair

The last weekend in May continues the entertainment with the Burdekin Cultural Fair, featuring the “First Cane Fire” of the season on Friday night, May 26, and the Australian Hand Cane Cutting Championships on Saturday, May 27 – the highlight of the Sweet Days Hot Nights Festival!
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Home Hill Chamber Logo Portrait for blog posts

Bowls Extravaganza

HOME HILL’s busy month of May now has an even bigger calendar of events, with the Home Hill Community Sports Club Inc. adding a Bowls Extravaganza on Sunday, May 28th to its program ahead of the Sweet Days Hot Nights Festival at the former Home Hill Showgrounds.
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Rags to Runway 2023

New Date for Rags to Runway

THE huge array of entertainment in and around the Home Hill district and even further afield has resulted in the Burdekin Artisan Community Association’s annual Burdekin Rags to Runway 2023 being postponed to June 17 to allow more of their prospective entrants and supporters to attend the popular event.
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Sweet Days Hot Nights Festival 2023

My Take on the Marvellous May to come…

THE busy month of May is ahead of everyone in the Home Hill community and wider afield, as every weekend and many days in between throughout the month are filled with events to entertain the population.
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Wilmar Manager Kylie Newman Accepting Certificate of Appreciation

Chamber ‘Thanks’ to Wilmar

THE Home Hill Chamber of Commerce acknowledged Wilmar Sugar’s Inkerman Mill for their sponsorship of printing The Home Hill News for almost six years, with the presentation of a certificate of thanks to their Manager, Community Relations and Internal Communication, Kylie Newman at the Chamber’s April networking meeting.
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Burdekin Race Club President Ricky Gudge

TAB Racing ahead on Home Hill Track

THE Burdekin Race Club is continuing to provide for the lovers of “The Sport of Kings”, with their program involving hosting a meeting at least monthly from the beginning of 2023 through to August, when they will feature a TAB meeting for the first time locally in many years.
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Assistance for “Going Batty”

RESIDENTS of Home Hill who are “driven batty” by the current colony of flying foxes in Kidby’s Gully may be able to gain financial assistance towards solving their problems by following a “Flying Fox Roost Residents” on offer by the Townsville City Council to their ratepayers.
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Namdrae winning a 1000 metre event on the Cluden track in Townsville

An Ugly Duckling named ‘Namdrae’

HORSE racing stories, which have been disseminated over the years, are a common subject amongst even the most apathetic of people – owners, trainers, jockeys and patrons who all have their favourites. Here’s a story about an Ugly Duckling named ‘Namdrae’…
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Lower Burdekin Scouts

Scouts offer Fun and Opportunities

YOUNG people in the Burdekin District, aged between five and 25, are being given the opportunity to join in with “fun and challenging opportunities to grow through adventure”
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Home Hill Comfort Stop

The Famous Comfort Stop

WORD of mouth has always been the best advertisement for the popularity of Home Hill’s Comfort Stop and a recent message that was passed on to us highlights how much benefit the Comfort Stop is to the town and how many visitors hear about it on social media.
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Marking 50 Years…

2023 marks the 50th year anniversary since the 1973 proclamation of the end of Australian involvement in the Vietnam War.
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Upgrade to Home Hill Service Station

Pie Face is on it’s way!

A MAJOR much-needed upgrade is under way at the only service station in Home Hill, with a brand change from BP to United Petroleum (Pie Face).
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Main Road contractors camp at Iyah Creek

More Upgrades to come??

A NEW Main Road contractor’s camp has just been set up at Iyah Creek, south of Home Hill and I’m led to believe that another overtaking lane is to be built between Inkerman Hill and Home Hill.
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