Bunnaloo Campdraft Club held its inaugural campdraft

by / Thursday, 02 February 2017 / Published in News Around The Drafts

Bunnaloo and Moulamein were the big winners in Murray River Council’s Australia Day awards for community events.

Each with a distinct rural flavour, the Moulamein Community Burrumbuttock Hay Run and Bunnaloo Camp Daft Club Inc were standouts in 2016.

Local supporters of the hay run were recognised for their immeasurable contribution to the Ilfracombe community in delivering hay, stock feed, dog-food, pamper packs and other supplies to all the farmers and families affected by the long-running drought.

‘‘The Moulamein community was part of the convoy that consisted of 250 prime movers and 400 trailers that hauled $6 million worth of hay to the drought affected areas,’’ the nomination read.

‘‘The Moulamein contingent was made up of four trucks, eight trailers, bales of hay, many boxes of supplies and lots of support and good will.

‘‘A number of groups and individuals helped make the run happen including the Men’s Shed, Country Women’s Association, Moulamein Public School, Tattersalls Hotel, Moulamein Bowling Club, Matthew Russ, Dale Skipsy, Julie and Andrew Sutton, Ron Conlon and a number of other generous contributors from the local community.

‘‘The efforts of the Moulamein community have had significant impact on lives and the communities around Burrumbuttock and this award is to showcase a truly wonderful event and acknowledge the contribution of all involved.’’

The campdraft club was recognised for its efforts in establishing a campdraft facility, and for its successful inaugural event at the facilities.

‘‘Having formed a committee just two years ago, the committee took what was a rough piece of disused land in Bunnaloo and transformed it into an excellent campdrafting facility,’’ the nomination read.

‘‘The Bunnaloo Campdraft Club Inc. held its inaugural campdraft in Bunnaloo in October 2016 — it was an outstanding effort to raise the funds, build the infrastructure and organise their first campdraft in such a short period of time.

‘‘The event had 300 competitors entered into 600 runs and attracted another 300 spectators.

‘‘It is sure to become an annual event for the Bunnaloo district.’’

Story thanks to ZOE MCMAUGH –


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