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17 April, 2021

Easter fun in 2021

The Easter long weekend was full of all sorts of activities to keep the whole family busy.

By Emily Middleton

The weekend kick started with the Good Friday golf competition, followed by the Gilgandra Speedway with hundreds of people in attendance. One race goer said that the Good Friday Speedway was “one of the best attended races Gil has seen in a long while.” With more family fun flowing into Saturday, the tractor pull brought people to town from all over Australia. The weekend was full of fun, spirit and community, with all visitors loving their stay.

Lauren, Steven and Lillie Dyson enjoying their visit to Gilgandra, just after Lillie had a turn on the tractor pull.
Even the children got a turn at their very own tractor pull! Pictured is Lillie Dyson using all her might to pull the tractor’s load.
Chris Horan from Christie Drive opened her garden to the public on Saturday.
Kate and Alison Thomas enjoying the open garden.
Visitors Rob and Judy Little all the way from Mallacoota, loved walking around Mrs Horan’s garden.
Australian natives are some of Mrs Horan’s favourites.
The Gilgandra Machinery and Tractor Club put on a show, boasting the strength that these machines have.
Travis Ettershank with an International Harvester wire tie hay press from 1919. The hay press originally came from the Forbes district where it was used to press small bales of hay
On display was a vintage machine used for shearing. Throughout the day there were various demonstrations of how it worked.
William Miller and Joanne Leafe at Joanne's variety store.
On the evening of good Friday, the Gilgandra Machinery and Tractor Club Society got together to perform a never-before-seen gig. The tractor pictured was used to hold a beat for the band, as they performed classics to an eager audience.

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