It was another great year for the Convoy for Kids, with over 184 trucks turning out for the event.
And they came from as far away as Sydney and Wagga Wagga.
The community really gets behind this event, as evidenced not only by the big turnout, but also by the generosity of some of the bidders for the lead truck.
Neil Madden’s massive $19,000 bid for the lead truck needs a mention. What generosity!
The Convoy for Kids is one of those special events, where all money raised goes to help local kids and families in need.
Specifically, it supports children with cancer, terminal illness or a permanent disability and all money stays in the Goulburn community.
In our online story, Convoy for Kids president Bryan Webb paid tribute to the committee and everyone who assisted to make it a great day.
“I want to thank all the committee and helpers on the day who did a fantastic job. There were lots of families and children that we assist were out there, which is fantastic,” he said.
Mr Webb also made a special mention of Budget Petrol owners Stefan and Arthur Petalotis, who donated $5000 worth of fuel to the lead truck buyer.
Given all the good will behind the event, it was a pity to see people complaining on the Goulburn District Name, Shame or Praise Facebook page about the noise, disruption and inconvenience the convoy causes.
Despite this, with the goodwill that this event engenders, we are sure it will keep going from strength to strength.
Many observe Remembrance Day
It was a time to stop and reflect upon the sacrifices made by many during times of war.
Saturday’s Remembrance Day commemoration on Rocky Hill marked 99 years since the guns fell silent on the Western Front in Europe.
Next year’s commemoration, being the centenary, will obviously be a major ceremony and people in Canberra and locally are already gearing up for that one.
But there was something very fitting about the simple ceremony on the hill on Saturday morning.
It was moving to hear the Last Post being played up there while looking to the horizon and realising that those who served from the district came from as far as the eye can see.