Summer fun abounds
CORNER Inlet carries a fascinating maritime past and that history was noted on land by the Prom Coast Summer Festival over the weekend.
From Friday through to Sunday, events were held at Toora, Welshpool and Port Welshpool, based on life on, in and under the sea, as well as the rural surrounds.
Under the Prom Coast festival banner, the Port Welshpool Sea Days Festival gave children the chance to learn to fish, explore marine life at the Parks Victoria display and join rangers on walks through the seagrass.
Historian Cheryl Glowery inspired with her talk about Corner Inlet and local fisherman Tony Pinzone demonstrated how to fillet and cook fish.
Andrew Wegener spoke about Australian wildlife and Jan Bull told children’s stories, at the old ferry terminal.
Bands provided a musical backdrop on the weekend, with groups appearing including The Unusual Suspects, Jose Garcia, Barbara Jeffrey and Sally Wilcox, covering Celtic harp, country/western and rock.
The nearby Port Welshpool Maritime Museum was open, featuring displays of natural and seafaring life, including bird and fish examples and fishing equipment.
Artists united to present the Toora Art Festival at the Toora Village Studio Gallery and Carol Linton Gallery in Toora. The festival was a summer exhibition of works by members of the Toora Village Artists Collective, ranging from realistic to surrealistic, and classics to the modern.
The festival also included the Welshpool Show ‘n’ Shine vehicle show and working dog demonstrations at Beloka Kelpie Stud.
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