Issue No. 256 â€“ Thursday, November 22, 2012
Distributed free every Thursday throughout the Riverland
Fun on the Run Locals have been able to experience all the colour and excitement of the Mighty River Run this week. Full story Page 5
â– INVOLVED: Michael Ashforth and Tom Foristal got into the spirit of the River Run by dressing up as the Bananas In Pyjamas characters for their team called Gone Bananas. Photo: BRAD PERRY
Renmark venue posts record profit By BRAD PERRY THE Renmark Club has announced a record profit of $413,000 for the 2011/12 financial year. With a turnover of more than $5 million in 2011/12, the Renmark Club has attracted thousands of people to the Riverland for
destination weddings and functions. Renmark Club president Sam Albanese said bringing more and more patrons to the popular riverfront venue has a domino effect for local tourism. â€œIt flows on to everybody in the area,â€? he said. â€œPeople might come up
for a destination wedding and make a whole day of it.â€? The latest figures eclipse the clubâ€™s $365,000 net profit in the previous financial year and Mr Albanese said the five year forecast is looking very positive. â– Continued Page 4
Unemployed to benefit from Foodbank proposal FOODBANK SA has put forward a proposal to establish an accredited training facility in an unused citrus packing shed near Waikerie. The move is expected to not only provide fruit for individuals and families in need but also provide training for unemployed people from the region.
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The project, conducted in partnership with MADEC, would see up to 30 participants each year pack about 5000 kilograms of donated citrus per week during peak season. Foodbank SA is seeking once off start-up funding of $7000 to kick-start the initiative and prepare the shed, and is currently in
discussions with Regional Development Australia Murraylands and Riverland. Foodbank SA general manager Leigh Royans said there are many benefits to the project beginning in the region. â– Continued Page 4
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