LET IT POUR IN TOWN
A GROUP of truckies and musicians are hitting the road next month and bringing much needed drought relief to the small but hearty town of Thargomindah.
Drought Busters is their name and helping people is their cause.
About 12 road trains will roar down the highway and arrive in Thargomindah on Friday, September 21 for two days of fun and support for the community.
One of the organisers behind the cause is Tash Schipp, who said they were Queenslanders doing it for Queenslanders.
“We are just doing what we can for fellow Queenslanders out west who need a mate and a helping hand,” she said.
“At the end of the day, we don’t want anyone to be forgotten.
“This is just a drop in the ocean and we are just a group of truckies and a couple of musicians who wanted to help.”
The Drought Busters are not only bringing feed for animals, but will also donate non-perishable hampers and live entertainment.
Kerry Kennedy and Double Barrel and Peter “Smokie” Dawson will perform live at the Bulloo River Hotel Motel both Friday and Saturday nights.
In 2016, the Drought Busters provided relief to Mungindi, organising the weekend in just two weeks.
This year, the Drought Busters run is in memory of Steve Jones, a long-time friend of the brains behind the initiative.
“Steve was a good friend of ours and had a bit to do with the last run we did out to Mungindi.
“His wife and sons will be coming out to Thargomindah and showing their support too,” Ms Schipp said.
All of the trucks are set to be unloaded on the Saturday, with farmers invited to come along and enjoy a barbecue.
ON THE ROAD AGAIN: The Drought Busters are set to arrive in Thargomindah next month with 12 road trains full of hay and other supplies.