Any­thing goes at river fes­ti­val

Central Telegraph - - MY TOWN - THEODORE DENISE & PAUL FOWKES theodor­e­news@cqs­copes.com.au

THE up­com­ing river fes­ti­val con­tin­ues to ex­pand with ac­tiv­i­ties for the big week­end.

A river raft­ing event is now planned where al­most any­thing goes. The only rules are rafts must be peo­ple pow­ered in a life jacket.

The ex­ces­sive use of flour bombs, paint bombs and wa­ter bombs may not lead to a dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion. Drag out the tin­nies, kayaks, rub­ber tubes, bath tubs, 44 gal­lon drums or even tie a heap of float­ies to­gether and get on the river.

All starts at Junction Park at about 1pm Satur­day, Septem­ber 30.

Theodore State School Cof­fee Shop will be on site.

Kids can take ad­van­tage of a $25 six hour un­lim­ited rides spe­cial at Junction Park.

Theodore’s Got Lots of Tal­ent starts Satur­day af­ter­noon with an all Theodore Mu­sic crew.

The af­ter­noon starts with the Theodore State School Choir and Jes­sica and Danielle Gowlett from 1pm to 2pm. Then from 2pm un­til 5pm with Joe Maloney, Jim Can­non and Shane An­drews un­til 8pm then Adrian Brown to mid­night.

The bar starts at mid­day, along with the tra­di­tional Lions bar­be­cue, Barry Mundi will be there with his fish and chip van.

Mul­ti­cul­tural events will be on Satur­day night.

Come and en­joy an as­sort­ment of yummy food while you watch the sun­set over the Daw­son River and lis­ten to some of our lo­cal tal­ented mu­si­cians.

Funds raised go to sup­port Theodore Com­mu­nity Link.

Theodore Ho­tel has Fri­day Night at the Ho­tel with a buck­ing bull.

Sun­day morn­ing is set to be a bit of a re­cov­ery and calo­rie con­trol pro­gram af­ter three days of pos­si­bly over­do­ing it.

Heidi Shoe­craft has or­gan­ised a fun run/walk event. The dress up fun walk has been called He­roes and Vil­lains.

Theodore River fes­ti­val has had great com­mu­nity sup­port from Ren­roc, Sunwater, Evo­lu­tion Min­ing, Theodore Med­i­cal and Theodore Home and Gar­den.

The events com­mit­tee, part of the Theodore Cham­ber of Com­merce has spent 100s of hours on this and other com­mu­nity projects. This event is the largest so far this year.

Bulls and Bar­rels

THE se­cret is out now!

Su­san Koop is rid­ing a steer in the celebrity steer ride. Su­san Koop, 23, a pocket rocket of pure strength, is do­ing it for all the ladies out there.

An in­spi­ra­tional young lady who loves mo­tocross and pho­tog­ra­phy, Su­san runs and man­ages the fam­ily lucerne farm, Karanda Hay.

They are one of our proud spon­sors for the night. Su­san’s motto “you only live once so you should give things a try”.

Su­san is the only girl com­pet­ing with five other guys to raise money for the Theodore Early Child­hood Cen­tre.

So if you want to come and watch, come to the Theodore Show­grounds for the Theodore Xtreme 1 Servo Bulls & Bar­rels Bo­nanza on Oc­to­ber 7.

Come and bid on Su­san or any of the boys in the cal­cutta style auc­tion.

Win­ner and last place take home cash prizes. Half to­tal prize pool goes to TECCA, 30% to high­est bid­der on win­ning rider, 20% to high­est bid­der on last place rider.

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