Variety Big Bash Brings Flow Towns to Life
The 29th annual Variety Big Bash kicked off this week, with more than 100 themed cars and 300 costumed entrants travelling for 8 days across 1,875km and stopping in at regional towns along the way.
The bash team ventured across the Flow regions, stopping in at places such as Burra, Ouyen, Keith and Naracoorte along the way.
Ben Hogan from Ouyen was keen to share some of his snaps of when the Big Bash came to town (above) with the Flow community.
Wayne the Flowman was also on the road this week, crossing paths with the Big Bash along the way, and spoke to Chairman Brenton Ramsey for more.
Characters included everyone from Frozen to Firemen as they brought colour and excitement to our regional areas, not only through fundraising and the donation of generous grants, but through bringing the community together.
Ouyen, Victoria is just one example of that, as gig crowds of locals joined Variety Bash entrants at the Ouyen Club this week.
Last year, the Variety Bash raised an all-time Australian record of $2.64 million (net) and this year they hope to raise the same amount, or more.
Entrants have also presented over $460,000 worth of grants over their travels across regional towns.
Grants will be used for everything from play equipment to wheelchair accessible vehicles.
Visit www.varietysa.org.au for more information or to donate.