Every year in May, the Lachlan Valley Caravan Club holds its annual week-long bush rally. The camping grounds at Kiacatoo have played host to this event, and the club’s annual Biggest Morning Tea fundraiser, for the past few years.
This year local residents were invited to join around 40 club members last Thurs- day afternoon for homemade treats, raffles, door prizes, competitions and musical entertainment.
Those who came along enjoyed the energy and enthusiasm of club members as they put on quite a show in the camping ground’s enormous tin shed.
Former school teachers Helen Pitt and Ruth Armstrong delighted the audience with a brilliant comedy skit about playing bowls.
In full costume, and with a bag of props that included a giant bunch of spinach, a bottle of wine, and a lump of wood, they delivered a performance worthy of a larger stage.
Between activities, Rob Armstrong (bass guitar), Rod Maxey (banjo), Jim Blacker (keyboard), and Bill Dolle (vocals), kept everyone’s toes tapping with their easy listening tunes.
The event raised over $900 for cancer research. The week-long bush rally is one of the most popular for members. Between fishing in the Lachlan river, bushwalking and camp oven cooking, there’s plenty to do.
And for anyone looking to escape life’s modern distractions, there’s no mobile phone or internet coverage.
The Lachlan Valley Caravan Club is the fourth largest van club in NSW, with 70 vans (around 140 people) registered as members. Their members come from right across the Central West and as far away as South Coast NSW.
They hold 10 to 12 rallies each year and for the remainder of this year plan to visit places like Tea Gardens, the Boomi Artesian Pool and Bendigo.
For more information visit www.lachlanvalleycaravanclub.org.au, or call secretary Gail Blacker on 0400 320 407.
By Rochelle Bright