THE cancellation of their annual campdraft and rodeo will not stop the Upper Horton community from celebrating this New Year’s Eve.
For the first time since World War II the region won’t host their trademark events, instead they will come together as a community for a New Year’s celebration.
“It’s a community gathering designed to give everyone a bit of break and bring them together,” Upper Horton campdraft committee member Paul Kelly said.
“We had to cancel our usual events because of the drought, but that won’t stop us from coming together.
“It’s so important we come together, because we live in a small community and these things are difficult to start up again once they stop.”
Monday’s event will offer locals live music, free camping and a charity auction.
“There’s going to be a lot of exciting stuff happening,” Kelly said.
“I think our auction prize of a signed Sydney Roosters premiership jersey is going to be a real attraction.
“It’s a great piece and all of the funds raised from the auction will go towards the Upper Horton Sporting Club, so it’s for a great cause.”
Kelly encouraged people curious about the “Upper Horton community” to come along for the celebration.
“It will be a good time for the whole family,” Kelly said.
“There’s something for everyone, food for the family, live music and plenty of stuff for the kids.
“Were also offering free camping, so anyone who is travelling from around the region has a place to stay.
“It’s going to be a great event and we hope to see a really good turnout.”
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