THERE'S nothing quite like a Sunday roast after a long week.
Or, if you're a local farmer, a long few years.
Drought conditions are hard on everyone, and the Kyvalley Swimming Club has teamed up with Campaspe Primary Care Partnership to give farmers a night off.
The club is inviting farmers, associated businesses and their families to a free Sunday roast at the Kyvalley hall this Sunday, September 22 from noon to around 4pm.
"Our aim is to have the community share a few hours together socially, to enjoy a good meal, and have a few laughs," organiser Bev Williams said.
"It's something we have all perhaps not done much of in recent times, due to the ongoing hardships being endured, due to the high cost of irrigation water and dry seasonal conditions, that they have been operating their farm or business under."
Those who come along can expect a delicious hot roast meat-and-vegetable dinner followed by dessert.
"We also have an entertainer, who will give everyone a good laugh," Ms Williams said.
It's hoped the dinner will be a chance for old friends to catch up and give people new to the area the opportunity to get to know their neighbours.
"It will be a few hours to forget the stress and struggles of life and look forward with hope, to a better year," Ms Williams said.
There will be raffles on the night, which will support the upkeep of the Kyvalley Pool.
Bookings are essential. Call Beryl on 0408 137 635 or Bev on 0417 360 687 or 58 521 853. BYO drinks. Tea and coffee available.