Although there was no stopping the incoming rain – little could dampen the spirits of punters who braved the wet weather, trying to snag a bargain at the 2016 Henty Machinery Field Days. With over $110 million worth of machinery on display, shoppers with mud on their boots and smiles on their faces were out in force.
As always, our steadfast members were present, this time with a spiffy new Nats tent, reflecting the quality of our volunteers giving their time down south. Special thanks must go to Henty Branch stalwart David Muller who always makes sure that no child will miss out on a balloon and keeps the whole tent entertained with his endless jokes. Thanks also to Lindsay Cutler (Albury), Grant McMillan (Corowa) and Wes Fang (Wagga Wagga) who travelled out of their way to help out during the three days.
Despite Parliamentary sitting weeks and busy schedules, nothing could hold back Member for Riverina and Federal Small Business Minister Michael McCormack or the newly appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Southern NSW and Regional Communications Bronnie Taylor from attending.
Aside from chatting with attendees and members of the Party, Michael officially opened the Field Days whilst Bronnie launched Droving the Blues Away, a 260km cattle drive throughout the Riverina that will be raising funds and awareness for mental health in the area.
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