Sup­port­ing our her­itage

Cel­e­bra­tion helped by concert


THE Eidsvold community con­tin­ues to reap the re­wards from a suc­cess­ful Get Your Groove Back concert in 2009, when great community sup­port re­sulted in al­most $10,000 be­ing raised.

Then, the Bur­nett In­land Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment Or­gan­i­sa­tion matched ev­ery $1 raised with an ad­di­tional $10.

The com­mit­ment has seen al­most $100,000 in­jected back into projects and ser­vices in Eidsvold dur­ing the past three years.

The most re­cent con­tri­bu­tion was to the Eidsvold His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety in sup­port of the up­com­ing 125th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions.

The $3670 do­na­tion will go to­wards the ac­tiv­i­ties and dis­plays at the Novem­ber 17 event.

Dubbed Her­itage Day, the event was be­ing or­gan­ised by the so­ci­ety to mark the an­niver­sary of the gazettal of the gold­fields in Eidsvold in 1887.

“Our town­ship was ini­tially built around gold­min­ing,” Eidsvold His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety sec­re­tary Eve­lyn Ban­croft said.

“The an­niver­sary is some­thing to be cel­e­brated and we are grate­ful for BIEDO’s as­sis­tance to­wards the event.”

The event, be­ing held in con­junc­tion with the an­nual Eidsvold Mu­si­cians Muster, caters to all ages and in­ter­ests.

Coun­cil­lor Paul Fran­cis said he was pleased to see the funds from the Get Your Groove Back concert and BIEDO go­ing back to the com- mu­nity and to­wards a worth­while community event. ■ For more in­for­ma­tion about the Eidsvold His­tor­i­cal So­cie- ty’s up­com­ing Her­itage Day, contact Eve­lyn Ban­croft on 4165 0895 or Jan Moss­man on 4165 1337.

Photo: Con­trib­uted

EIDSVOLD HOSPI­TAL FLOAT: The words on the front of the Eidsvold hospi­tal float in the 1987 pro­ces­sion read “Old min­ers never die”.

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