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Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Statements by Members

Indi Electorate: Head in the Hole Festival

1:50 pm

Photo of Cathy McGowanCathy McGowan (Indi, Independent) Share this | Hansard source

Last Sunday, a beautiful, sunny spring day in my gorgeous electorate of Indi, the township of Barnawartha—population 518; just south of Wodonga on the Hume Highway—hosted the inaugural Head in the Hole artistic and community fun day.

'Head in the Hole?' I hear you ask. I am sure you have seen these—human-sized cut-outs with a hole where the head goes. Sunday was a great day for all the family. There was a diverse range of fun activities: the Flying Fruit Fly Circus buskers, wood-chopping, market stalls, live music and dancing, golf, raffles and the wonderful spinning wheel. There was a library stall, face-painting, delicious food and cool drinks.

The day was an inspired success. I would like to acknowledge in this parliament the organisers—Anne, Fiona, Katrina, Wendy, Greg and Jordan, the President of the Barnawartha Progress Association. Thank you for a wonderful day and your warm welcome. It was good to see so many young people involved; thanks to Annette Walton from the Indigo Shire and FReeZA, and to Spud for managing the sound system and music.

I announce with great pleasure to this House that the winners of the inaugural Barnawartha Head in the Hole competition were—drum roll!—John Skillington, the Barnawartha Playgroup and the Chiltern cricket club. Barnawartha, or Barny as we locals know you, you have done yourselves proud.


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