THIS weekend we almost take a brief respite from the frantic scramble towards the election as Gunnedah packs in an enormous amount of activity.
Today is the opening of the Australian Masters exhibition at the Work of Art Community Gallery.
Tonight, we have the charity screening of 50 Shades of Grey, followed by a whopping 36 girls making their debut tomorrow night.
Friday night will also see the opening of Return of the Prodigal, an exhibition at the Creative Arts Gallery by former Gunnedah resident Iain Campbell.
On Saturday, the feverishly awaited Firefighters Championships kicks off, along with the Gunnedah Aeroclub Air Spectacular and the beginning of the Week of Speed.
That’s a humungous weekend of activities.
Sunday will see an interesting turn of events with the staging of the anti-coal and gas family fun day at the Donnelly Playing Fields. The event has been heavily promoted through social media and organisers are planning to make a human sign to kick home their argument.
Even leaving out the rally, which has obviously been timed to attract attention ahead of the election, this menu of amazing events show Gunnedah is one regional town that is not going into a slow fade.
Take a look at the range – there is something here for everyone from the arts folk to the speed demons. Teenagers will be presented to society in an old-fashioned tradition still popular in the vastly changed society of today, and activists will be championing our agricultural land.
Even without the air acrobatics, it’s enough to make your head spin.
This weekend and all its events shows us how lucky we are to live in a shire where good things happen and the community has plenty of opportunity to get involved.
Our town is not sitting quietly bemoaning times gone by, we are bringing them into the future with us, and creating a vibrant place people are happy to live in.
Well done to all the organisers of all the vastly different events. To put together something for your community takes time, effort and dedication, and we are all the better for it.
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