We’re for the big events

Show­ing off the stars

The Western Star - - News -

FOR 40 years, Easter has been the week­end to be in Roma.

What orig­i­nally started as a footy fundraiser in the lo­cal pub has quickly grown into a week­end cel­e­brat­ing the essence of ‘what is Roma’.

Lately, it meant goat races, wife-car­ry­ing, street pa­rades and of course, vis­its from the Bunny him­self.

The town swells in size as it wel­comes fam­i­lies and trav­ellers from near and far, pack­ing out the main street and Bas­sett Park.

For 40 years, The Western Star has been there, record­ing every one of those mo­ments for his­tory, but also for your read­ing plea­sure.

And ac­tu­ally, for the past 144 years, the Star has shared in all the re­gion’s main events with you – our val­ued read­ers.

We have recorded the highs, lows and ma­jor events that have shaped our com­mu­ni­ties in one way or an­other.

Just this week, we shared the story and pho­tos of one of Roma’s new­est and cutest events – Dachs­hund Day. We’re there for the events that shape our town, as well as your achieve­ments, losses and tri­umphs.

Our news­pa­per has come a long way since it first hit the streets of Roma on March 27, 1875.

In the years since, it has grown to cover In­june, Mitchell, Su­rat, Wal­lum­billa, Yuleba, Jack­son, Muckadilla, Amby, Mun­galalla, By­mount and all the other towns that make up this re­gion.

A great many re­porters have sat in our of­fices typ­ing up news and events, both the heart­break­ing and the joy­ful, over the years, but there’s one thing that we all have in com­mon.

And that’s that we have all been com­mit­ted to shar­ing the sto­ries of our com­mu­ni­ties.

It has and will con­tinue to be our re­spon­si­bil­ity to en­sure The Western Star, both in print and as we move to do more on­line, re­flects the go­ings-on in town – the good, the bad and the ugly.

We’re here for you.

PHOTO: FILE

GIDDY UP: Easter in the Coun­try’s an­nual goat races have been a ma­jor at­trac­tion for Bas­sett Park rev­ellers.

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