PICNIC rugs under the stars, food and live music made for a perfect night in Scone on Saturday.
Charity Rural Aid hosted a free Twilight Family Fun Night at Elizabeth Park giving the local community the chance to kick back and relax for an evening.
More than 13 market stalls took over the popular pit-stop on the New England Highway.
Rural Aid event coordinator Victoria Edwards said the night wasn’t a fundraiser but simply a way to bring extra funds into the rural community.
“It’s great for the local area,” she said.
Rising Australian country star Casey Barnes jammed out into the night, supported by up-and-coming artist Josiah Bekker, the Rebecca Johnson Trio and Brooke Supple.
There were also Rural Aid volunteers on hand to provide information about their Buy A Bale program and assistance available for farmers.
However, it won’t be the only event the charity holds in the Upper Hunter in the coming weeks.
From May 5 to 11, Rural Aid will bring over 70 ‘Farm Army’ volunteers from across Australia to Murrurundi as a part of their ‘Farm Rescue’ project.
The community is set to benefit from the teams working and financing projects around the town and on farm properties.
The ‘Farm Army’ will be camping at the Murrurundi Rosedale Complex and Rural Aid will contribute to the local charities and groups that will cater for the volunteers.
Ten members of the Australian Army Band Sydney will also be performing at many schools in the area.
Rural Aid will donate musical instruments, lego, and school supplies as part of their Gift of Music program to Blandford, Murrurundi, Quirindi, Willow Tree and Wallabadah schools.
There will be an opportunity for community members to hear the awesome Army Band rock the White Hart Hotel on Monday evening, May 6, and meet the ‘Farm Army’.
The week culminates with a ‘Thank You’ dinner on Friday May 10 at the Rosedale Horse Complex.
Source: Scone Advocate