How future of community hall is being kept alive
UNPREDICTABLE weather conditions didn't deter people from attending an event to show their support for a local community hall.
The Cloyna Trail Ride was organised by Bill Kearney, members of the Cloyna Hall committee, the Murgon Lion's Club and the Cloyna Fire Brigade.
Riders spent the afternoon adventuring through a 17.2 kilometre loop in the bush and then returned back to the hall for an evening of food and entertainment.
Mr Kearney said he was proud of the collective effort from the community as they came together to support a worthy cause.
"There were 60 people who showed an interest in their community," Mr Kearney said.
"There were 18 riders plus their horses who participated in the ride.
"The ride was planned to run from 2-4pm and on the day there were thunderstorms forecasted for that exact time.
"These things were out of our control, but we got some extremely good feedback," he said.
With nearly $800 raised from the event, Mr Kearney said the funds were spilt between the three organisations to continue to support the local community.
Due to the unforeseen weather warnings, the organiser said they would go back to the drawing board as to when they would host their next ride.
"We had a lot of riders say to us that their friends were going to come but didn't want to take the risk with the weather.
"There are a couple of other rides planned for next April and September in other local places.
"We are thinking either June or July next year depending on a few other things to consider," he said.
Mr Kearney said he was proud that the purpose of giving the community an opportunity to come together in a family friendly atmosphere was achieved through their new event.