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Big Birth­day bash

AS the say­ing goes: go big or go home.

That is ex­actly what Charleville will do when it cel­e­brates its 150 years and the Bilby Fes­ti­val.

Fes­tiv­i­ties will in­clude mul­ti­cul­tural food stalls, a street pa­rade, Mor­ven races and Charleville’s Big Birth­day and the Bilby Ball.

Best of all, there will be a re­cov­ery break­fast on Sun­day and all are wel­come – it’s the per­fect pick-me-up if you par­tied a bit too hard at the week­end. WHEN: Septem­ber 6-9. WHERE: Charleville.

An­niver­sary eat-off

TO cel­e­brate Hein­mann’s Bak­ery’s 20th an­niver­sary and the Bilby Fes­ti­val, Hein­mann’s is hold­ing a team eat-off with a first prize of $1000 cash for the win­ning team.

This will be a re­lay event and teams must have four mem­bers.

The nom­i­na­tion fee of $10 per mem­ber will be do­nated to the Bilby Fund.

En­thu­si­as­tic glut­tons are en­cour­aged to nom­i­nate, but get in quick as spa­ces are limited to 30 teams.

The event will be held be­fore the fes­ti­val street pa­rade, so nom­i­nate a team or come down for a guar­an­teed laugh.

WHEN: Septem­ber 7, 4pm. WHERE: Hein­mann’s Bak­ery.

Party on for birth­day sea­son

CHARLEVILLE isn’t the only town throw­ing a birth­day party.

Black­all is just as old and is also cel­e­brat­ing its 150th.

Black­all is turn­ing 150 this year and to cel­e­brate the mile­stone the town is throw­ing a fun 10-day-long party.

With some­thing for ev­ery­one, it is sure to be the party of the year.

Cel­e­bra­tions kicked off last week with a rugby league re­union match and an art and pho­tog­ra­phy ex­hi­bi­tion open­ing.

The B150 fes­ti­val is chock-a-block full of ac­tiv­i­ties, en­ter­tain­ment and celebrity guests, so come along to the party to end all par­ties.

The or­gan­is­ers would re­ally love to see you there.

WHEN: Au­gust 24 to Septem­ber 2.

WHERE: Black­all.


ONE of the most an­tic­i­pated nights of the year has locked in a date. So frock up and suit up for the Switched on Elec­tri­cal Hangar Ball.

Tick­ets in­clude com­pli­men­tary cham­pagne or beer on ar­rival, canapes, din­ner, live mu­sic from Dou­ble Flan­nel and a char­ity auc­tion.

WHEN: Oc­to­ber 20, 5pm. WHERE: RFDS hangar.


NIGHT OF NIGHTS: About 300 peo­ple packed into the RFDS Charleville base hangar on Satur­day night for the Western Win­ter ball.

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