Having a ball at Koyuga dance

By Riverine Herald

ABOUT 100 people kicked up their heels at the Koyuga Bush Dance last month.

Koyuga Kanyapella Landcare Group’s Merrilyn Cardwell said the community event was all about bringing together people from across the region.

‘‘Hay bales, topped with lighting, surrounded the grassed area which made it ideal for those kicking up their heels,’’ she said.

‘‘Age was no barrier to join in and enjoy for those who danced up an appetite, the sausages on the barbie throughout the night were the go.’’

Di Mangan co-ordinated a scrumptious supper, which included Joy Liersch’s famous Koyuga sponges and Brendan Finn’s sausage rolls.

‘‘All up, a night of fun and friendship gave us all an opportunity to ‘look over the farm gate’,’’ Merrilyn said.

She thanked Joy Liersch and Michelle Finn for their tireless efforts in getting the event up and running as well as group members.

‘‘We may be a small group but when it comes to getting things done and having fun, leave it to Landcare,’’ she said.

The active group, based around the Koyuga and Kanyapella areas east of Echuca and north-west of Tongala, meets regularly and is keen on revegetation projects in the area.

‘‘We often involve local school groups in these and also play an active role on the Kanyapella basin steering committee,’’ Merrilyn said.

New members are welcome and anyone interested can contact president Bob Whitford on 0417515074 or secretary Joy Liersch on 0428959145.