Welcome to the September 2022 edition of the Home Hill News.
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WITH an application submitted by the Bowen Pipeline Company to the Burdekin Shire Council for the proposed project to construct a water pipeline from the Burdekin River near Home Hill to Bowen, the Chamber is maintaining its hopes that the project planning moves forward quickly to approvals in near future….
THE Home Hill Chamber of Commerce presented Certificates of Appreciation to members of the Home Hill community who have maintained the cane fields in readiness for past Hand Cane Cutting Championships, and the staff of local community radio station, Sweet FM for their ongoing support for the Burdekin Community.
The Annual General Meeting of the Home Hill Boat Club will take place on Wednesday, September 7 at Groper Creek, at 5.30pm.
With the Harvest Festival on its way, the Queens have been working hard, planning events, and raising funds for their charities. Let’s meet each of the 6 Entrants.
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THE Burdekin Artisan Community Association will further expand its monthly Car Boot and Market stalls in September by adding a section for people wanting to sell fashions. The markets will be held on Sunday, September 11 from 8am-12pm.
SEPTEMBER school holidays are always a popular time for families to enjoy the last of our magnificent weather before Summer kicks in. Book in NOW for a spot at the park!
MEMBERS of the Home Hill Choral Society will be returning to the stage at “The Vault” in Eighth Avenue for their next production, “Opportunity Knocks” – a Play written by Judith Prior. Performances run from September 30th – October 9th. Here’s what you need to know…
THE Home Hill Harvest Festival is on its way in 2022. One of the first major events of the festival period, the annual Canefields Ephemera, will open up to the public on Sunday, September 11 in Lloyd Mann Gardens in Eighth Avenue. Doors open 3pm with a 3:30 pm start.
HOLIDAYING with his grandparents at Groper Creek, 13-year-old Cooper Coulter landed his best 53cm Grunter, along with many more whilst creek fishing.
Normal sittings of Parliament returned for the first time in August since the budget and estimates process was completed. The discussion of youth crime follows.
Following a fly-by stop-in of the Burdekin recently to cut the ribbon on the Haughton River Flood-plain project, the Premier told Parliament last week that she is planning to return to the area soon.
FUNDS raised via State of Origin barbecues and the collection of recyclable cans throughout the caravan park and community enabled the Groper Creek Rural Fire Brigade to contribute $2000 towards the Home Hill Tennis Club’s Rally For A Cure!
16 TEAMS took up the challenge from members of the Home Hill Tennis Association to “Rally for a Cure” with locals and visitors playing continuously at the Home Hill tennis complex for 12 hrs from 10am to 10pm to raise funds towards finding a cure for brain cancer.
HOME HILL was admitted to the Foley Shield Rugby League competition in 1949, as part of a newly created “central zone” that also included Herbert River and Charters Towers.
THE members of the Home Hill Tennis Association again showing that when a major fundraising event is held in our town, the community comes out in force to support it, including many visitors from other areas. The Rally for a Cure displayed an abundance of support from our community.
ANOTHER reminder to readers of The Home Hill News who wish to continue receiving their copy from the end of the year, when printing of hard copies are reduced, that you need to go to the Home Hill Chamber of Commerce website NOW to register your email address.
PREDICTIONS of severe Summer drenchings by the Bureau of Meteorology has Queensland on La Nina watch and NOW is the time to get prepared.
THE HOME HILL Boat Club has welcomed the Burdekin Shire Council’s 2022/23 Budget allocation of $95,000 towards the Groper Creek Playground Equipment Renewal Project.
SAINT Helen’s Anglican Church in Home Hill celebrated 98 years of existence on Sunday, August 28, with a Patronal Church Service attended by Bishop Keith Joseph of Townsville.
THE Home Hill Chamber of Commerce has re-elected the same executive officers to lead it into the 2022-23 year at its annual general meeting held on Wednesday, August 17, 2022.
The Cane Cutting Championships, along with the Sweet Days Hot Nights Festival are remaining at their home grounds in 2023!
THE Home Hill Sub-Branch of the RSL was recently targeted by overnight intruders into their storage room adjacent to the Burdekin Brass Band Hall in the Home Hill Park.
THE annual Burdekin Uniting Church Christmas Craft Spectacular will be back in existence in December, 2022 – and bigger and better than ever.
An urge to be more road safe following numerous recent accidents
RATEPAYERS in the Home Hill community should take note that time is fast running out to pay the annual rates bill before extra fees start adding up on top of the initial payment.