Rodeo to ben­e­fit from govern­ment grant

Isis Town and Country - - News -

THE Ap­ple Tree Creek Rodeo re­ceived $18,000 to im­prove and upgrade the grounds, fa­cil­i­ties and in­fra­struc­ture through the lat­est grant fund­ing from the State Govern­ment’s Gam­bling Com­mu­nity Ben­e­fit Fund.

Mem­ber for Bur­nett Stephen Ben­nett said the money would im­prove safety, the in­stal­la­tion of new buck­ing chutes, gates, pan­els and cat­tle fences.

“It will al­low the so­ci­ety to run ad­di­tional rodeo or team pen­ning events through­out the year,” he said.

Isis District Pas­toral Agri­cul­tural and In­dus­trial So­ci­ety pres­i­dent Peter War­ren wel­comed the great news.

“For the show so­ci­ety, it means a great deal, to get this grant is just ter­rific,” Mr War­ren said.

“We try to main­tain the grounds but it’s hard to keep up.”

Mr War­ren said it was a top pri­or­ity to en­sure the safety of rodeo par­tic­i­pants.

“The so­ci­ety has been proac­tive in en­sur­ing the safety of rid­ers, so now with all this new gear it will re­ally help upgrade the safety,” he said.

“Thanks to Mr Ben­nett, Flora Bar­wick and Doug Schofield for help­ing the so­ci­ety in the grant ap­pli­ca­tion process.”

PHOTO: JODIE DIXON

RODEO UPGRADE: Stephen Ben­nett and Peter War­ren dis­cuss the plans for im­prov­ing safety at the Ap­ple Tree Creek Show­grounds.

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