No 93 September 2023 – Home Hill News

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Welcome to the September 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.

Victim of Crime Carl Vass addresses some of the residents who attended the meeting on crime prevention

Patrols proposed to Defeat Local Crime

THE growing crime wave spreading throughout our nation has not missed the Home Hill region. However, the local community is not sitting back and taking what is being dished out by the young criminals, as a meeting held in the town was moved to combat Home Hill’s youth crime.
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Commemorative headstone and bronze service plaque

Dedication Ceremony

THE Home Hill RSL Sub-Branch, led by its Secretary, Allan Petersen, has undertaken excellent work in marking the graves of First World War and Boer War Veterans, who have passed away in the town since their war service and were left to be forgotten in unmarked graves.
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New Upgrades underway!

We noticed that work was under way on upgrading the former BP Service Station into a United Service Station & saw work moving forward on upgrading the top floor of the Commercial Hotel!
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Duncan Julyans depiction of Picnic at Hanging Rock was the 2022 winner

Later Installation for 2023 Ephemera Entries

FANS of the annual Home Hill Harvest Festival Canefields Ephemera will have to wait until October to see the ideas put forward by entrants in this year’s event, with the installation date for entries put back a month.
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The Home Hill Lions Club Queen entrant Holly Da Corte in the 2022 Parade

Busy October ahead for Festival Program of Events

THE Home Hill Harvest Festival Committee is finalising its planning for the forthcoming 2023 festivities, as its program comes together with a meeting to be held at the beginning of September. Find out what’s in store…
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Burdekin Race Club President Ricky Gudge and Secretary Treasurer Leanne Gudge

Race Club Officers give Notice ahead of AGM

THE President of the Burdekin Race Club, Ricky Gudge (pictured below) has given notice that he will be standing down from the position at the Annual General Meeting in September so that he and his wife, Leanne can undertake a long-held plan to travel throughout Australia for two years.
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Frederick Woods grave in Home Hill where a new plaque has been added

Dedication Ceremony for unmarked Graves

: THE Home Hill Sub-Branch of the RSL has completed a major project of its own making, with a World War I Dedication Ceremony held on Saturday, August 26 to mark 41 grave sites in the Home Hill Cemetery with commemorative headstones and bronze service plaques.
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Derby Day Preparations

DERBY Day preparations are well advanced at the Burdekin Race Club, for the meeting to be held on Saturday, November 4, leading into Melbourne Cup Day, which will be held on Tuesday, November 7.
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No Grant Money for Home Hill Racing

BURDEKIN Race Club President, Ricky Gudge has expressed his disappointment at the lack of Racing Queensland (RQ) grants being awarded to the local club after the finalisation of the last round of grants.
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The 2023-24 leaders of the Home Hill Chamber of Commerce are (from left), Secretary Robert Antoniazzi, Treasurer John Clarke, Vice-President Uli Liessmann, new executive committee member Meghan Wilson, President David Jackson and Dale Last MP

Chamber increases Executive Members

THE Home Hill Chamber of Commerce has increased the size of its Executive Committee at its recent Annual General Meeting, with the appointment of another person, a much-needed female, to join its numbers.
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Attending the Local Ambulance Committee Conference in Home Hill were (from left) Ayr LAC President, Brian Sorohan, Conference Chairman John Furnell, Ayr LAC Secretary Merelyn McIntosh, Queensland Ambulance Commissioner, Craig Emery and Assistant Commissioner of the Northern Region, Matthew Green

Burdekin host to Local Ambulance Committees

REPRESENTATIVES of Local Ambulance Committees from throughout Queensland took prominence in the Burdekin as the Ayr and Home Hill LAC hosted the annual State LAC Conference in both towns on August 11, 12 & 13.
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Recognition of Vietnam Veterans

ON August 18, 2023, at the Deep Creek Camping grounds, both the Home Hill and Ayr RSL Sub-Branches hosted a small crowd recognising the selfless contributions of Vietnam Veterans.
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A Night of Entertainment at the Burdekin Theatre

A LARGE appreciative crowd was present at the Burdekin Theatre on Saturday, August 12 to enjoy the Burdekin Brass Band, the Thuringowa Band and the Ayr High School Band presenting their third annual concert. 
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