Dairy farmers and their families are being invited to take a break at the Dairy Farmers Day Out on Sunday July 31.
Keira Birchmore has been helping to organise the free community event, which aims to give dairy farmers from Toolamba, Murchison, Dhurringile and Tatura a break and also the opportunity to access health services such as Lifeline, beyondblue and the National Centre For Farmer Health.
The free social community event, at Toolamba Fishing Club on Rutherford Rd, was made possible by Goulburn Valley Health, Tatura Bega Cheese, Northern Victoria Farmer Relief Drive, the Lions Club of Toolamba and passionate people.
‘‘It’s a day to show our appreciation for farmers and to promote the health and wellbeing of local families who may be doing it tough at the moment,’’ organiser Keira Birchmore said.
‘‘With more than 200 farms in the region, hopefully the event can take people’s minds’ off their farms for a couple of hours and if they need any assistance there will be plenty on offer.
‘‘There will be loads of kids entertainment including a jumping castle, face painting and sumo wrestling suits for both adults and kids.
‘‘There’s catering for a free roast roll lunch for 150 people and we’re hoping to get as many people to the event as we can.’’
The ‘‘unbreakable farmer’’, Kyabram’s Warren Davies, will be sharing his story of escaping the ripple effect and coming out on top.
There will also be plenty of raffles, giveways and food vouchers available.
The event is from 11am on Sunday, July 31 and those who are interested in attending are asked to RSVP to Ms Birchmore on 0417252874 or firstname.lastname@example.org before Friday, July 22.