Local Housewives ready to rally
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.