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Venue change causes Wagga Wagga Stone the Crows flutter, but Easter festival is go

April 14, 2014
Venue change causes Wagga Wagga Stone the Crows flutter, but Easter festival is go

The Stone the Crows Festival in Wagga Wagga, NSW over Easter is a celebration for all GreyNomads, no matter what sort of RV, from Thursday April 17 to Tuesday April 22. Stone theCrows is five days of entertainment, poetry, seminars, workshops and fun and games.

There arecompetitive and non-competitive events. Enter the gReyVee Awards whether attending or not. Thefestival says it is about enjoying the camaraderie of like minded people.

The Crow team all lost a few feathers as a result of this flutter caused by switching from theoriginal showgrounds venue. This relocation means the festivals full schedule is uninterrupted.

Everything planned for the program entertainers and activities - will be there.

The shuttle buswill also be there to take people shopping if needed on the Saturday and to other activities on theSunday. The Wagga Wagga Daily Advertiser reports that Organisers Jim Haynes and Grant Luhrswith the brains behind the outfit, Chrissy Eustace are full of praise for the ACTA and Wagga

Wagga City Council for their support in helping the event move to a bigger venue after it outgrewits inaugural venue.

Stone the Crows is the only Grey Nomad event in Australia that welcomes allRecreational Vehicles (RV's). The festival recognises the skills and abilities of over 50s through thepresentation of the gReyVee awards which are given for activities like needlework, music andperforming bush poetry. Entrants in photography, art, verse, writing, knitting, and needlework don'teven need to be present, they just need to be half a century old.

The GoSeeAustralia team will bring their on the road skills to Stone the Crows Festival and join the general Chorus of Crows.

This is where we are and who is doing what

Saturday 19th

10.00 12.30 Pamela Windross Medal Mounting Demonstrations at Jaeger Craft Crows.

10.30 11.30 Garth Morrison GoSee free TravelSmart Club Seminar ACTA Clubhouse.

11.00 12.00 Pam Hislop 10 minute slots - Head Shoulder Massages $10 each. 50% donated to charity.

2.00 3.00 Pam Hislop 10 minute slots - Head Shoulder Massages $10 each 50% donated to charity.

Sunday 20th

10.00 12.30 Pamela Windross Medal Mounting Demonstrations at Jaeger Craft Crows.

10.30 11.30 Garth Morrison GoSee free TravelSmart Club Seminar ACTA Clubhouse.

11.00 12.00 Pam Hislop 10 minute slots - Head Shoulder Massages $10 each 50 percent donated to charity.

The name Wagga Wagga is said to be derived from the local Wiradjuri Aboriginal language onwhose land the City of Wagga Wagga now grows.

It is widely accepted that 'Wagga' means crowand to create the plural, the Wiradjuri people repeat the word. Thus Wagga Wagga translates as'the place of many crows'.

Wagga Wagga is the most recognised double-barrelled name inAustralia. One long-standing Aussie joke says Wagga Wagga is so nice they named it twice.

Withan urban population over 60,000 people Wagga Wagga is NSW's biggest and Australia's fifthlargest inland city Wagga Wagga is on the Murrumbidgee River and translated into First Australianthat is said to mean plenty water or big water. The Murrumbidgee River, which flows through thecity area, is an important river of the Murray-Darling system. Rising in the Snowy Mountains nearKiandra (NSW), the river flows in a generally westerly direction until it discharges into the MurrayRiver.

Powered sites at ACTA grounds.
Powered sites at ACTA grounds.

Things to see and do at Stone the Crows include:

Bush Poetry and Talent Quests.

Squawkers Dance with Bush Band.

Festival Concert (Saturday night) including Darren Carr (Ventriloquist) with Katelyn O'Donoghue,

Grant Luhrs and Jim Haynes.

Workshops and classes including ukelele, guitar, keyboard, craft,

RV Lifestyle Seminars.

Line dancing.

Fun and games - trivia and card nights.

Tours and day visits.

Powered and unpowered sites are still available - day visitors passes at daily or event rate - see

website for details.

The Festival venue address is 74 Tasman St Wagga Wagga Australian Clay Target Association

(ACTA) Grounds. www.stonethecrows.com.au/venue.html

If you have any queries, dont hesitate to ring Chrissy on 0408 729 580 or Pam on 0432 646 380.

Email info@stonethecrows.com.au or bookings@stonethecrows.com.au

PLEASE READ http://www.stonethecrows.com.au/pdf/FINAL%20program-s.pdf

L to R grant, Chrissy, Katelyn and Jim.
L to R grant, Chrissy, Katelyn and Jim.

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