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  • Writer's pictureHannah Phillips

Flow Team Happy in Hopetoun!

Over the weekend the Flow team and many others travelled to the Victorian town of Hopetoun for an epic two-days of fun, sun and performances.

The Hopetoun Show and Shine on Saturday was filled with Cars, Trucks, and Bikes of all kinds, as well as big band names including The Stumps, Boots n All and Jayne Denham.

Winners of the Show and Shine categories were:

  • Best BNS Ute - Brooke Sturrock

  • Best farm Ute - Ian Clarkson

  • Best Themed Ute - Laura watts

  • Best Street Ute - Chris and Barb Hall

  • Best Chickies Ute - Laura Watts

  • Best 4x4 Ute - Laura Watts

  • Best feral Ute - Brooke Sturrock

  • Best Other - Flynn Grace (pictured)

  • Best Holden - Peter Wilson

  • Best Standard Gordon and Sam Trigg

  • Best Modified - Chris Carey

  • Best Car 5-10 yrs - William Wright

  • Best Car 1-5 yrs - Simone Clark

  • Best Car 10-20 yrs - Gordon and Sam Trigg

  • Best Street - Chris Carey

  • Encouragement Award - Adam Curran

The Hopetoun Show on the Sunday brought in big crowds to see the craft displays, sheep dog trials and of course our very own Flow team.

Wayne was joined by Mayor Graeme Massey to open the show

Mayor Graeme Massey

As the day heated up the CFA trucks provided plenty of fun with a slip and slide and water bursts over the oval. The Sheep Dog Trial was the main event of the day with the following results:

  • Open Event Champion - Andy Hatcher

  • Runner Up - Nick Hulland

  • Novice Event Champion - Rainey Robins

  • Runner Up - Simon Grigg

Sarah and Hannah commentated the best they could speaking to Cyril, Simon and Andy about the event.

Pictured Flowman Wayne with Cyril

Sarah also caught up with Chris from the Hopetoun Courier over the weekend who gave her the rundown of the local event.

Chris was out and about taking photos and getting stories for Hopetoun's local newspaper, and didn't mind filling the Flow team in on who to look out for in the Dog Trials.

The weekend was so successful due to it's hardworking committees who were there from 6am until very late on both days. The Flow team was very impressed and can't wait for next year!

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