Bay rediscovers lost arts

A LOST Arts heavy horse field day and working displays will be held this Saturday from 9am at Osbourne Road, Wallu, about 14 kilometres from Tin Can Bay.

The turnoff is just after the Wallu Nursery.

The day's events are many and varied.

There will be 45 market stalls, a barbecue, tea and coffee from the Lions and Lionesses, a bar being run by the social club of the Sleepy Lagoon, an animal nursery and hayrides, pig on a spit and Max Johnson's working dogs.

There are four great prizes to be won by those who choose to wear period costume fancy dress.

The events' list includes a blacksmith with working display, a farrier with working display, wheel wrighting, draft horses with driving horse gear, single and pairs draught horse ploughing events, Cooloola Harness Club, professional wood chopping, cow milking and processing (no kids, milk doesn't come from a bottle), gold panning, sheep shearing and camp oven displays.

The list of events is huge and will be an eye opener to many, especially children.

Continuing the list you have the Gympie antique ute club, a broad axe display, a speed painting artist, wool spinning, a doll club and a quilt club display, harness and book stand, stone oven display, hay press display, Pine Rivers Antique Engine Club and the Wide Bay Machinery Club.

On the crafty and fun side, there will be candle making, soap making, glass blowing, face painting, fairy floss and toffee apples, and a jumping castle.

The police recruiting officers' display may put some in mind of a future career; there will also be a Tin Can Bay Fire Brigade display, the Silver Spike Old Railway will feature in a race, and there is to be an antique firearm display.

To finish off the day, Darryl Lee, local fisherman who is hosting the event, will serve up a pig on a spit for $12 for adults and $6 per child and there will be a country and western band to entertain.

The Tin Can Bay branch of the QCWA will welcome all at the gates, accepting the entrance fee of $5, with children a gold coin.

Angel Flight is a wonderful service keeping people together when a relative has to be in hospital.

Unlike the Royal Flying Doctor Service, which flies fully equipped with medical needs, Angel Flight does not have medical equipment on board but it does help people keep together, travelling many miles to achieve this.

Fuel needs to be paid for, as does upkeep of the aircraft.

This day will raise money to help pay for this.

The Lions bus is running day and night.

Anyone wanting to travel in this way, phone Colin McPaul on 0407 969 223.

Lots of giveaways will be given to the kids.

There will be prizes on the day, so keep your entry ticket close to hand.

Find out more by phoning Darryl on 5486 4137 or 0439 764 404.

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