Back to Home Hill Week

The Home Hill Centenary celebrations continue next week with the call going out to former residents and descendants to take part in the Back to Home Hill events.

Burdekin Shire Council Economic and Community Development Manager Tony Vaccaro said the Home Hill Centenary Committee had a great line up of events planned for the Back to Home Hill Week.

“The Home Hill Choral Society is kicking off the events with a theatre restaurant called ‘80 and Loving It’ to be held at Home Hill Choral Society Hall in Ninth Avenue, on Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12,”  he said.

“On Sunday, a monument will be unveiled at 10.30am at EW Ford Park which was the original site of the Home Hill Cemetery; 11.30am will be the opening of the Home Hill Cemetery Entrance;  and a Centenary Monument also will be unveiled at 12.30pm at the Home Hill Comfort Stop.

“Visitors will be able to collect a booklet written by Saskia Vollmer-Creek at any of the events on Sunday and take part in a self-guided walking tour of the graves of our pioneers at the cemetery.

“On Monday, there will be a bus tour of the district departing from the Home Hill Library at 10am. Bookings for this tour can be made at the Home Hill Library.

“There will be a number of events throughout the week ending on the weekend with the Burdekin Growers Race Day on Saturday May 19 and the official opening of the refurbished Lions Diorama on the southern approach of the Burdekin Bridge on Sunday May 20.

“It will be a great week which will enable people to reflect on the beginnings of Home Hill and to honour the pioneers who settled in the area.”

Mr Vaccaro said there would be a number of events to follow the week including the St Colman’s Centenary Deb Ball on Saturday, May 26, and the Up River Land Ballot Centenary Celebrations on Saturday June 24.

For more information, visit the Home Hill Chamber of Commerce website at www.homehillchamber.com.

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