Checking out the timeline display in the Ration Shed at this year's NAIDOC Week cdelebrations were Zola Dynevor, from Gladstone, and Hazel Speedy and Lorelle Watcho, from Cherbourg; the next big event coming up is Yhurri-Gurri Day on October 26

September 20, 2013

Cherbourg is sending out a big Yhurri-Gurri (welcome) to the town’s “golden oldies” to come back for a weekend of fun, food, good music and swapping memories on October 26-27.

The main day, Saturday, October 26, will kick off at 11:00am at the Cherbourg Welfare Hall.

Guests artists will be country music star Roger Knox, Lance “You’ll Never Find Another Cherbourg Boy Like Me” O’Chin, and Cherbourg’s own Muddy Flat Band.

There’ll also be prizes for the best design shirt promoting your tribal group, lucky door prizes and photo shoots.

On the Saturday night, a dinner and karaoke competition – sponsored by the Bigambul Traditional Owner Group – will be held at Murgon RSL from 6:30pm to 11:30pm (with a prize for the deadliest singer!).

On Sunday morning, breakfast will be available on the deck at the Ration Shed in Cherbourg from 7:00am to 10:00am.

The theme of the weekend, “Many Tribes One Community”, recognises the many different groups that were sent to Cherbourg.

PS. To be a “golden oldie”, you must be aged 50 plus.