Welcome to the September 2023 edition of the Home Hill News.
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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.
HOME HILL seems to be missing out badly when it comes to grants to locally based organisations.
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.
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!
THE call went out last week for the people of the Home Hill community to show an interest in the Local Ambulance Committee by putting their hands up to reform the group in the town.
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.
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…
: 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.
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.
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.
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.
MEMBERS of the Burdekin Race Club were kept busy in the lead-up to the return of TAB racing at the Home Hill Racetrack on Thursday, August 31.
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.
The recent Estimates Hearings highlighted areas where the current government has failed to deliver.
Recently, a victim of crime, local businessman, Karl Vass organised a community meeting held at the Home Hill Skate Park on August 2, 2023.
Well done to the Choral Society and all who assisted in making it a memorable evening.
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.
BURDEKIN community Radio Station, Sweet FM has recognised the contribution provided over many years by four of its long-serving volunteers.
I HAD the pleasure of attending the opening of the Burdekin Art Society Annual Exhibition towards the end of August.
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.
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.