Over the weekend of September 6, 7 and 8 Hindmarsh Shire played host to councillors, officers and community members from the City of Port Phillip Council. The group was shown several attractions throughout the Shire during their visit.
On Friday night, they joined over 50 people at Rainbow Town Committee AGM where Angela Newton from Harrow was the guest speaker. Angela spoke about her experience in setting up the Harrow Sound and Light Show and her speech was most entertaining. Entertainment was also provided by the Lazy Farmers Sons.
On Saturday, the group inspected the community garden at West Wimmera Health Service's Cooinda facility in Nhill where they met with the Nhill community garden group and planted maize seeds in their maze. Amazing. They then travelled to Hermanns Hill where all enjoyed a leisurely walk to the Lookout. The group stopped at the Pella Church for lunch, followed by a visit to Four Mile Beach at Lake Hindmarsh. Tea was provided at Kumbala in Jeparit, where the owners Peter and Leon Gebert have established an extraordinary garden of Australian natives.
On Sunday the group visited Dimboola and toured the Dimboola Historical Society and the Dimboola Printing Museum and took a walk along the Nine Creeks walking track. Lunch was enjoyed by all at the barbecue area of the Nine Creeks Reserve.
Hindmarsh Shire Councillors toured with the group during their stay and the visitors thoroughly enjoyed their visit to Hindmarsh Shire. The five-year Friendship Alliance between the two municipalities began in 2010.