6 THINGS TO DO AROUND THE REGION
Pride of the West
IT’S that time of year: Quilpie Diggers Race Club will host the annual Pride of the West festival, celebrating everything synonymous with country life.
Two-handed cutting, stock horse sprints and a station challenge are all on the cards, as well as a return to part of the original format with a single race day.
A whole host of other quirky events are on the program, and POTW is sure to be the best festival in town. WHEN: Saturday: September 29. WHERE: Bulloo Park, Quilpie.
Race and reunion
HISTORIC football club the Charleville All Whites RLFC are hosting a race day to remember as part of the club’s reunion.
With free entry, the races will be one of the best value days out in town.
Later in the evening, All Whites are putting on a spread with their semi-formal reunion dinner.
Tickets are still available, but get in quick, because they do need to be pre-purchased.
WHEN: Saturday, September 29
WHERE: Central Warrego Race Club and Charleville Town Hall
AUGATHELLA will be the location for the classiest garden party in the west, when the Isolated Childen’s Parents’ Association branch hosts a high tea garden party.
Fundraising for the group, the morning tea/lunch will have a bar on hand and boutiques from around the region selling their gorgeous wares.
There will also be a guest speaker, ICPA state councillor Louise Winten, who is from (somewhat) nearby Angellala Downs.
The high tea garden party is sure to be a glamorous event. WHEN: Saturday, October 13. WHERE: Ellangowan Station, 258,484 Biddenham Rd, Augathella.
Meet league greats
QUEENSLAND Rugby League is staging a Drought Relief Goodwill Tour in partnership with Men of League and FOGS.
Current and former NRL stars will bring some cheer for five fun-filled days across south west Queensland.
Take a chance to meet Queensland Maroons players David Shillington, Michael Crocker and Chris Walker, Cronulla Sharks utility Kurt Capewell and ex-Bronco Shane Walker WHEN: October 15–20.
WHERE: Barcoo Hotel, Blackall (October 16) and Charleville RSL (October 17).
ONE of the most anticipated nights of the year is coming up fast, so frock up and suit up for the Switched on Electrical Hangar Ball.
Tickets have sold out, but those who did snag them will be raising the roof and raising funds for a lifeline in the bush.
WHEN: October 20, from 5pm. WHERE: RFDS hangar.
FORMER students of Quilpie State College are cordially invited to a centenary celebration dinner
The smart-casual event will feature a buffet meal in the picturesque Bulloo Park for a stellar reunion and party.
WHEN: Saturday, October 22. WHERE: Bulloo Park, Quilpie.