Friday, January 21, 2011

The Granite Belt Shares the Love

  • To help supply flood affected Ipswich and Grantham, Granite Belt food producers have banded together. Growers are donating fruit and vegetables and two locally based trucking companies have volunteered to transport the goods. The food chain has begun with a big pick and pack and the first truck is on its way – the scheme is the brainchild of the Stanthorpe Community Reference Panel. Thanks guys!
  • Stallholders Fees for this Sunday’s Market in the Mountains in Stanthorpe are being donated to the Premier’s Flood Appeal.  The popular “make it, bake it, grow it, sew it” event is held 8-12am at Stanthorpe Civic Centre. Come along!
  • To help the flood devastated Grantham community, you can dance for a cause on Saturday 5 February at the Stanthorpe Civic Centre. The Big Dance gig is organised by the Granite Belt Dance Club. Learn more from Graham Martin 4684 1264 and join in!

    Two years ago this Sydney couple (right) was marooned just south of Stanthorpe in the Ballandean valley when heavy rainfall cut the creek crossing.  While they waited for flood waters to recede, the good folk at Ballandean Estate fed and wined them at no cost, until they could continue with their travels.  The grateful couple now returns every year and yesterday popped in to do a bit of shopping in the new food gallery at Ballandean Estate to repay the goodwill.

    It just goes to show what goes around comes around. Come to the Granite Belt Wine Country - we're open for business today!