Pallamallawa P&C held their campdraft on the 15th and 16th of August 2015, two weeks later than originally scheduled due to wet weather. The P&C have been running the campdraft as their major fundraiser for many years now, funding raised this year will go towards purchasing outdoor play equipment for the children of Pallallawa school.
A huge thank you must go to all our Sponsors and the cattle donors Mooka and Zandra Makim, Biniguy and Gary and Leigh Taunton, Pallamallawa as well as Leon Riggs Transport, Moree as without their support it would not be possible to run the event.
Other standout local volunteers included the Schwartz Family, Biniguy and Colin Field also from nearby Biniguy who mustered the cattle prior to the campdraft, again their help is vital to the P&C.
New to the campdraft this year was the childrens entertainment available on Saturday afternoon which went down very well with both the local school children and competitors children alike. The children were entertained with face painting, balloon twisting and a jumping castle supplied by Mick & Shonas Jumping Castle Hire, Warialda, we thank Mick and Shona for their hard work entertaining the kids and hope they will return next year. This was followed by a roast dinner then music and dancing the night away to ‘Morts Music’, the jury is still out on the winner of the dancing competition with dance moves from Kelly Rowsell and Pallys Ned Munn to close to call.
The new cattle yards were tested this year and were deemed a success, ACA management committee member Geoff Beard congratulated the Pally Campdraft Yards and Arena Committee on their achievement. The Pally Campdraft Yards and Arena Committee formed in 2015 with the purpose of fundraising and implementing new cattle yards at the Pallamallawa Recreation Ground, the community group is headed by Craig Haley who worked hard to ensure the yards were ready for this years campdraft, if funding allows future improvements will include a new arena and improved spent cattle facilities.
The next Pallamallawa P&C Campdraft has been added to the ACA events calendar so heres to many more successful campdrafts in Pallamallawa, providing a great weekend for our very much appreciated competitors and much needed funding for our local small school.