River Festival includes wine and cheese night plus local cruise
THEODORE Golf Club had a big weekend with it’s monthly medal and Theodore Hotel sponsored Ambrose.
The monthly medal had 12 entrants with men’s winner, Lenard Cherrie with a 63 nett and runner up Harry Gibson and Marianne Van Drunen taking out the ladies winner with a 67 net , the open pin shot winner was John Clifton.
Hotel Theodore sponsored an Ambrose day for golfers and non-golfers had nine teams of four. Hotel managers John Clifton and Trish Cotterell did a terrific job of organising the event and with the volunteers helping it was a very successful day for the Theodore Golf Club and Hotel Theodore and lots of fun for the teams of golfers. The winning team “Candrinkarum” Shane Powell, Dave Webb, Shane Roediger and Gary James, second place team “Neverweres” Rob White, Brendan White, Cameron Storch and Dan Ryan, third place team “Walkerons” Stewart Shoecraft, Darren Walker, Tony Horton and Chris Norris. Last place team “Sleepy Heads” Trish Cotterell, Kathy Moore, Mel Finn and Marianne van Drunen. Other events included best dressed team “Sleepy heads”, open pin shot winner Ian Gaffey, men’s pin shot winner Gary James, ladies pin shot winner Suzie Webb. Long drive mens - Shane Roediger and ladies winner - Suzie Webb.
AN ongoing huge issue for Theodore, the ANZ ATM again at its best, breaking down and only issuing $50 notes did not help locals at all. Local inquiries as to getting another bank into Theodore have not been very successful with no takers so far.
THEODORE River Festival is a multi-function event, held over four days, to celebrate the Dawson River in Theodore. A fun filled family weekend with lots for kids and adults alike. One of the highlights to the event is the art show on Thursday, September 28. Called “uncorked”, the wine and cheese night will have on show local art and sculpture. Locals are being invited to submit their junk sculpture. The river festival will encompass a multi-cultural food festival organised by Theodore Community Link. River cruises will be on offer at $10 per head leaving every hour from the boat ramp.
LOCALS have been taking advantage with the current gun amnesty. So far the gun shop has taken hundreds of inquiries from all around Central Queensland. Odd and unusual fires have included a Lithgow-made SLR used by Australian forces in Korea and Vietnam, an old colt and several 303s.
THURSDAY, October 12, is R U Ok Day. From 9am there will be coffee drops to local businesses with coffee supplied by Xtreme 1 Servo, Willows, Theodore Home and Garden and Theodore News. At 12.30pm at the Lion’s Den there will be a free exercise session with Heidi from Active U Fitness, followed by a ladies afternoon tea with guest speaker Adele Love. From 5pm there will be a men’s night with a barbecue at the Men’s Shed with Adele Love the guest speaker. R U Ok? A conversation could change a life.
Riders Down Under
ON Tuesday, September 5, Grant and Dave will be visiting Theodore on their Beyond Blue charity adventure ride promoting depression awareness and suicide reduction. They are travelling around Australia through regional towns just like ours where men’s mental health is often overlooked, while sadly having higher than average rates of depression and suicide. To support their efforts Theodore Home & Garden Café donated $1 from every coffee sold that day to Beyond Blue. Grant and Dave visited our café from about 11am until early afternoon and were keen to meet as many locals as possible and share their story. They stayed on in town overnight and are supporting our community with their marketing and social media profile of our local people and Theodore’s unique features. Let’s get behind this initiative and capitalise on the profile for our community and the support we can give to Beyond Blue to help our men’s sound mental health. Follow their journey at www.ridersdownunder.com
ARE you looking for a True Blue Aussie experience? Skip the hustle and bustle of life and dive into unearthing Theodore and its rural surrounds. This four-day tour is not like any other, guided by locals as you visit a working cattle farm, a unique gold town, cruise the mighty Dawson River and much more. You will not want to leave! Now taking bookings for September’s tour. Limited spaces available so be quick. From only $1650 pp twin share ex Brisbane or from only $1200 pp twin share ex Theodore. Call Helloworld Biloela on 4992 1966 to enquire today.