Thoona Wheelie Bin Championships - fastest bins in the west of Indi
Posted March 15, 2016
CATHY McGOWAN (Indi) (13:45): Colleagues, Thoona, a jewel in the crown of Indi, just west of Benalla, has a population of 200. Next weekend it is going to swell to the grand population of over 500. Why? Residents of Thoona are busy emptying their bins in preparation for one of the biggest events of the calendar.
Residents will rally from noon on 19 March for the annual wheelie bin championships. The wheelie bins, the vessels which traditionally hold rubbish, are turned on their side, have wheels added and become mighty racing machines. Eight heats will be held throughout the day, alongside demonstrations from shearing expert Sput Ellis, an alpaca exhibition from Thoona Alpacas and children's activities with Benalla Scouts.
This day is run by the Thoona and District Progress Association. To Rob and Scoop Humphries, well done. To publican Mark Williams, terrific work. Last year we raised over $17,000 for the Royal Children's Hospital. This year, if you have nothing else to do, head north up the highway to Benalla and then west. There will be bands, entertainment, auctions and spinning wheel. I am looking forward to seeing which of those wheelie bins runs the fastest, is the best decorated and raises the most money. Come and join me, colleagues.