Gayndah has changed a lot in 14 years, says Kerrie
A LOT changes in 14 years.
The last time Kerrie Pickering was in Gayndah the north and south sides were still connected by the old bridge, barely above the river.
The Orange Festival gave her the perfect excuse to return to her home town and see old friends.
Bringing her running group, the Hash House Harriers, Mrs Pickering showed her Brisbane friends around town and visited all the sights.
“I haven’t been in town since my dad died 14 years ago,” she said. “When I was here last they didn’t even have an ATM in town.”
“I remember learning how to drive and the bridge was right down the banks, you would have to race it up the hill to get to the other side. “It’s great to be back. “The highlight has been meeting all these old friends.”
Now a social worker in Brisbane, Mrs Pickering fondly remembers living and growing up in Gayndah.
“I went to the primary and the high schools here,” she said.
“And I will definitely be back for the school reunions later this year.”
BACK HOME: Kerrie Pickering returns to her home town for the Orange Festival.