If you enjoyed the Bowning Hill walk last month why not make the journey to Binalong this coming weekend and help Binalong School P&C with a fundraiser walk up Bobbara Hill on Sunday 11th October? There’s also a community garage sale on Saturday 9 am-4 pm and Sunday 9 am-2 pm.

Make a donation and step off from 9 am – 1 pm from Bobbara Road. BBQ and refreshments will be available. Lifts to the top for a fee and when you reach the top take a selfie or get a professional photo taken. More information available on the school’s Facebook page @binalongpandc

Cafe on Queen is also holding markets on Sunday from 10 am-2 pm and on Saturday evening at 6:30 pm the Binalong Community Club has the evening entertainment covered, presenting comedian and poet Brian Allen with a show and dinner. Tickets are $50 through Eventbrite or Lucy on PH 0447 003 637

Bowning Hill SPIN Foundation walk – Mascot Lionel AKA Barry O’Mara finds some happy travellers at the top of the hill last weekend

Bowning Hill Walkers double in number. 

A COVID safe group activity is the likely reason behind the doubling of numbers at the Bowning Hill walk this year, held on Sunday in sunny but chilly conditions.

Yass Valley Supporting People In Need (SPIN) Foundation President Barry O’Mara said numbers had jumped from 410 to 700. Walkers raising an impressive figure to assist local people with medical expenses.

“We don’t have our final total yet, but it’s over $4,000, that’s with the barbecue.”

Some walked, some were driven, and some ran from quite a distance away.

“We had one group which ran from Yass, all the way out to Bowning, up Bowning Hill, down Bowning Hill, waited for their partners to arrive, then walked up and down Bowning Hill. We kept them separate as an earlier event, so there was no stop and starting for them or running into people with prams,” explained Mr O’Mara.

This is the last year the event was held under the stewardship of Stuart and Frances Atkins who have sold their property which gives access to Bowning Hill.

Foundation President Mr O’Mara is hopeful the new owners liked what they saw of the event over the weekend.

“We had a conversation with them yesterday (Sunday), and they came to the event just to see how it was run.”