LONG ROAD HOME: Participants in this year’s Widgee Ride for Angel Flight cut are a striking picture with their mounts during the event last weekend.
LONG ROAD HOME: Participants in this year’s Widgee Ride for Angel Flight cut are a striking picture with their mounts during the event last weekend. Contributed

Ride for Angel Flight a huge success

THIS year's Ride For Angel Flight was a resounding success with about 175 horses and riders departing Turavale at Woolooga last Saturday morning, making their way to the Widgee Showgrounds.

Riders enjoyed traversing the local countryside, stopping along the way for a smoko then to Thornside for a well-earned lunch break.

The final leg saw some tired but exhilarated riders making their way along Upper Widgee Rd, through the gates and on to the water troughs and feeding bays for their mounts.

The undertaking was a triumph for the organising committee which worked a miracle once again.

A magical day, followed by a night of good food and entertainment at the Bushman's Bar where even more funds were raised with the multidraw raffle and a floor auction.

An enormous thank you must go to the many supporters and sponsors who helped make this year's event such a memorable one.

Meanwhile, Widgee was fortunate to host a wonderful carnival of events last Sunday, with families from across the region enjoying cooking competitions, hobby horse races, dancing competitions, market stalls and various horse riding events including barrel races, campdrafts and more.

Congratulations to all competitors who helped make the day such a success.

A special mention to all the volunteers and supporters, whose contribution ensured the day was lots of fun for everyone.

And to those wonderful sponsors, an extra big thank-you from Angel Flight and the passengers they

carry.

Mad Hatters gather

Joe and Jan Petersen are all smiles at the Widgee Ride for Angel Flight.
Joe and Jan Petersen are all smiles at the Widgee Ride for Angel Flight.

WIDGEE General Store played host last week when those crazy Red Hat ladies descended for their monthly get-together, causing their usual mayhem and mischief.

Lots of fun and laughter were shared with the locals who were game enough to approach while their meeting was in progress.

The Red Hat Ladies (AKA Widgee Mad Hatters) meet regularly for social outings, social support and outrageous escapades.

They're a crazy and motley group of gorgeous women, game enough to wear purple outfits and don some red headwear.

For further details contact the Queen Bee (fondly referred to as the White Rabbit) on 5484 9132.

Membership is free and the only requirement is a sense of humour.

Pirates go to school

WIDGEE State School joined in the International Talk Like a Pirate Day greeting visitors and parents.

Students eagerly raced from port to starboard, saluted the captain, walked the plank and sang Yo, Ho, Ho and a Bottle o' Rum loudly and with gusto.

There were lots of nautical activities and games, including The Captain Says, which kept everyone on their toes.

Staff and students had a ball and it was a wonderful way for everyone to spend the last day of term, not only having fun, but also raising funds and awareness for those families dealing with cancer.

 

Craft in spotlight

MEMBERS continued with their plaster moulding this week, opening the moulds and painting with favourite colours and designs.

While not quite the masterpieces they hoped for, the ducks and drakes were broadly admired.

Next week it's Glass Painting and Decorating with Lynlie, so you'll once again need some protective clothing.

For further details contact the President, Margaret Fittler on 5484 0420.

ride results

Maiden Campdraft

1. Brett Albrecht

2. Laurie Bruyn

3. Ernie Evans

Juvenile Prize

1. Caitlin Martin

2. Bareback Cutout

3. Kay O'Neill

Working Cattle Class- 8 Years & Under (Lead)

1. Brigitta Williamson

2. Neisha Mooney

3. Jerome Madden

Working Cattle Class - 8 Years & Under (Not Lead)

1. Jorja McIntyre

2. Rhianna McIntyre

3. Ella Usmar

4. Indy Andrews

Working Cattle Class - 9 to 12 Years

1. Charlie Lockwood

2. Jamaike Lawrence

3. Alyx Peters

Barrel Race - 9 Years & Under

1. Ella Vizel

2. Madeline Albrecht

3. Laney Steggall

Barrel Race - 10 to 13 Years

1. Georgia Elliot

2. McKenzie Steggall

3. Charlie Lockwood

Barrel Race - 14 to 17 Years

1. Shannon Harries

2. Josie Perrett

3. Maddy Carter

Barrel Race - 18 Years & Over

1. Jess Jensen

2. Jo Carter

3. Ernie Evans

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