A big event

Pop­u­la­tion dou­bles as Eidsvold holds campdraft

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - Noel Thomp­son noel.thomp­son@cnbtimes.com.au

THE pop­u­la­tion of the lit­tle coun­try town of Eidsvold was dou­bled at the week­end as the Golden Bell Campdraft was held.

The week­end started and fin­ished on a high note with no spills, and the vol­un­teers at St John Am­bu­lance were able to re­lax for the du­ra­tion of the week­end.

Eidsvold Rodeo and Campdraft pres­i­dent BenWeller said the event had to be can­celled last year be­cause of the drought, and the year be­fore it was can­celled be­cause of flood.

“This year is as big as I have seen it and with 430 runs on Satur­day and 300 plus runs on Sun­day, the of­fi­cials will be go­ing hard,” he said.

“We have Maiden, Open, Ladies’, Se­nior, Ju­ve­nile, Ju­nior and Novice classes here to­day and there would be around 450 peo­ple here on site to­day.”

Hanna Lach­lan said her fam­ily came down from the North­ern Ter­ri­tory for the event, with her hus­band to com­pete for the Golden Bell.

“We love to come down to Eidsvold for this event, but it is re­ally a good rea­son to visit fam­ily,” Mrs Lach­lan said.

The town of Eidsvold is the big win­ner, with food and re­fresh­ments be­ing sup­plied from Eidsvold and Mun­dub­bera.

The hun­dreds of cat­tle used on the week­end were do­nated by Eidsvold Sta­tion, Payne Fam­ily, R and D Charles, Weller Fam­ily, Barry Whittaker and Leah Read.

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