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Toowoomba Deputy Mayor Carol Taylor, Debby Oudyn, from Upper Yarraman; and Kirstie Schumacher, from sponsors Stanwell, toast The Colours Of Yarraman

October 9, 2018

Drought had looked to be the main risk for Yarraman’s annual town festival, “The Colours Of Yarraman”, but on Saturday it was rain that had organisers worried.

The Colours Of Yarraman has grown out of a gardening competition and now features a week of local events.

Recent dry weather had gardeners worried their yards may not be up to scratch but as the festival approached, the storm clouds gathered.

The first scheduled event was a movie night on Friday organised by Yarraman Kindy.

On Saturday, car and bike owners braved the weather to take part in a show and shine at the Yarraman Recreation Ground (Errol Munt Park).

This was followed by “Jazz On The Platform” at Station Park, the head of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail.

Showers during the morning kept numbers down but local residents still turned up dressed to the nines to enjoy a glass of wine and live music.

The Greg Bird Jazz Band entertained on the platform, while diners grazed a beautifully decorated long table.

Toowoomba Mayor Paul Antonio officially opened the event.

“It’s good to see how Colours of Yarraman has grown over the years and now offers a week of activities for Yarraman and district,” Mayor Antonio said.

He said it was all about community pride.

“In Yarraman, you have a special community, ” he said. “What you are building here will mean a tremendous amount to Yarraman as the years go by.”

The Colours Of Yarraman week continues with a Triples “Anyone Can Bowl” Day at Yarraman Bowls Club on Wednesday from noon to 4:00pm; Yarraman Markets on Saturday (7:00am to noon) and self-drive tours next Sunday (October 14 – maps available at Heritage House).

The winners of the gardening competition will be announced at a special awards evening at Yarraman Memorial Hall next Saturday (October 13) from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.

Toowoomba Mayor Paul Antonio officially opens The Colours Of Yarraman at the Jazz On The Platform event on Saturday afternoon

Cr Nancy Sommerfield and Frank Hodgkinson, from Wild Horse FM

Glenn Keen, from Farmhouse Coffee Lounge, with Cr Joe Ramia

Jo Collett, from Bendigo Bank, with Yarraman residents Tim Wyvill and Tom Johnson

Joe Stimpson, from the Yarraman Progress Association, with Anne Woodrow, Bendigo Bank

Bendigo Bank was one of the main sponsors … from left, Yarraman branch manager Lorraine Wyvill, Senior Branch Manager Anne Woodrow and Glenda Stimpson, from Yarraman

The Greg Bird Jazz Band provided live music on the platform

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