WASN’T it great to see our town come alive again in recent weeks with two great street festivals in the space of a month?
We are blessed to live in a beautiful fertile valley with a vibrant community that works hard and knows how to party.
It was fun looking back through last month’s Moondyne Festival photographs to pick the best to publish, and we hope you enjoy seeing them as much as we did as a reminder of that magical day.
And many thought this month’s Toodyay Fibre Festival was our best yet, especially the way it turned Stirling Terrace yet again into a carnival of creativity, entertainment and celebration of our special community.READ MORE
And that’s just the start, though there’ll be a lull next month until the Avon Descent and International Food Fair in August, Toodyay Picnic Race Day in September and the Toodyay Show in October.
Bridgetown recently started calling itself WA’s ‘Winter Capital’ and adorns its valley town with twinkling blue lights for a festival of events from June to August.
Perhaps there is scope for Toodyay – which is much closer to Perth’s tourist market than the Blackwood Valley – to become WA’s new ‘Christmas in July’ capital with a nativity pageant, three wise men, Santa Claus and feasts of sugared almonds, roast turkey and plum pudding.
In the meantime rain is falling at last after a worryingly dry autumn, and local farmers have been working flat out on tractors to seed this year’s crop.
Morning mists have returned to our valleys, hills that now glisten with morning dew are turning green, and winter creeks flow again on their long journey to the sea.
Toodyay – ancient land of the Ballardong people and now our wonderful home too – you are the best.
Have you voted yet?
BY THE time you read this, most people registered to vote in the Shire of Toodyay’s Central and West Wards will have already returned their postal ballot papers before polls close at 6pm on Friday June 15.
Some Morangup voters may not have got their ballot papers in the mail because they have lot number addresses instead of street numbers but can still obtain their voting slips from the shire offices in Fiennes Street, Toodyay, to cast their vote there.
We’re not telling anyone who to tick but urge everyone to at least cast their vote.
The choices include a return to the past or a vote for the future – it’s for you to decide.