Lo­cal Housewives ready to rally

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Two Jer­ilderie women are ready to raise money for char­ity by tak­ing part in the in­au­gu­ral Rive­rina Red­neck Rally.

Friends Sha­ree Wilkin­son and Gayle Fer­gu­son are en­ter­ing the car rally un­der the name The Hoonin’ Housewives, and say it’s a whole new ad­ven­ture for both of them.

For a bar­gain price of $200, they scored a reg­is­tered old Holden car which, af­ter some TLC and new tyres do­nated by Jer­ilderie Tyre Ser­vice, will be driven in the rally.

Start­ing from Dar­ling­ton Point on March 18, they’ll drive with more than 50 oth­ers along a mys­tery route in an amaz­ing and fun five-day chal­lenge which will fin­ish in Wagga.

‘‘Funds raised will go to Coun­try Hope, a fam­ily cen­tred sup­port or­gan­i­sa­tion for chil­dren di­ag­nosed with can­cer and other life threat­en­ing ill­nesses,’’ Sha­ree said.

‘‘A lo­cal fam­ily here has ben­e­fited from Coun­try Hope ser­vices, so know­ing that en­cour­aged us to do some­thing dif­fer­ent and get on board.’’

A fun and amaz­ing five day chal­lenge, the rally will be held from March 18 to 22 next year.

Other than the start and end points, the other towns the rally passes through is so far a mys­tery.

With the po­ten­tial for the rally’s ‘mys­tery tour’ to pass through Jer­ilderie, Mur­rumbidgee Coun­cil will throw its sup­port be­hind the fundraiser too.

Gen­eral man­ager Craig Mof­fitt said will ‘‘put the re­gion on the map’’.

He said coun­cil has agreed to pro­vide gold level spon­sor­ship, and will do­nate $2,500 to the lo­cal team.

‘‘This event be­com­ing a big at­trac­tion for the area and we can see the ben­e­fits of sup­port­ing an event such as this,” he said.

“It will bring peo­ple to our towns and they will see what a great place it is to live.”

To raise funds for the rally, Sha­ree and Gayle will host a spe­cial Camp Oven Cook Off day at Jer­ilderie’s Mini Rail this Satur­day.

It will start at 11am and go into the night, with fam­i­lies and peo­ple are en­cour­aged to camp if they want.

All funds raised will help The Hoonin’ Housewives get on the road for the Rive­rina Red­neck Rally next year.

Sha­ree said the event will be ‘‘awe­some’’ and cater for ev­ery­one.

‘‘APEX will op­er­ate a full li­censed bar and there’ll be a jump­ing cas­tle and live mu­sic from Max and An­drew Acous­tic Cov­ers,’’ she said.

‘‘For the camp oven cook off, peo­ple or teams can en­ter for $10 and en­cour­aged to bring meat and veg­gies and what­ever else they want to cook.

‘‘A Peo­ple’s Choice com­pe­ti­tion will run as well and any­one that wants to judge it can do so by pay­ing $5 which al­lows them a scoop of each dish which they’ll vote for the best.’’

Sha­ree said ef­forts will be made to op­er­ate the mini rail how­ever with this week’s rain it parts of it could still be un­der­wa­ter.

She thanked lead­ing spon­sors APEX, Jer­ilderie Tyre Ser­vice and Com­bined Ag.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the Camp Oven Cook Off, con­tact Sha­ree on 5886 0110.

To do­nate, visit https://www.my­cause.com.au/events/riverinared­neck­rally and look up the ‘Hoonin Housewives’ in the ‘spon­sor a friend’ tab.

RIGHT: The Hoonin’ House­wives Sha­ree Wilkin­son and Gayle Ferguson are keen for the Camp Oven Cook off fundraiser, ahead of the Rive­rina Red­neck Rally.

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