A long afternoon will be held at the Hampton Halfway Hotel Motel on Saturday, November 23, designed as a chance for drought affected local farmers and residents of the region to get together.
The long afternoon, which starts at 4pm, is one of a series of drought relief social and community events organised collaboratively by Lithgow City Council and Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP).
Colin Seis, a fourth-generation farmer and recipient of several awards including the Bob Hawke Landcare award, will be giving a presentation on his pasture cropping technique, which he pioneered in 1983 with Daryl Cluff.
"Colin is a wealth of information and is very well regarded in drought effected and farming communities" Lithgow City Council mayor Cr Ray Thompson said.
"Come along and enjoy a fully catered dinner at the Hampton Halfway House, free activities for the family, a series of speakers and information on farming, health, coping with the drought and taking care of ourselves. There will be lucky door prizes and treats for the whole family including a band so we can dance into the night".
This program is funded through the Commonwealth Government Drought Communities Program with the aim of addressing the impact of the drought on the community. The program focuses on the economic impact of the drought and the structural factors that contribute to mental health and well-being in the Lithgow LGA.
Call Ali Kim at Lithgow City Council on 6354 9999 to book your spot.
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