A big event
Population doubles as Eidsvold holds campdraft
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.