I don’t get to Canowindra as often as I would like, so I was pleased to be able to spend some time there this last long weekend
supporting my uncle, Charlie McCarron, at the Holden museum auction. The town looked wonderful. Regardless of the floods, everywhere was fresh and bright and welcoming. The parks were beautifully tended. I received many compliments and heard many compliments about how lovely the town looked. People loved the quilts and were fascinated by the museums. Those less interested in the auction enjoyed a walk down the street, reading the strategically placed history markers.
There seemed to be plenty of food and drink options and I’m pretty sure quite a lot of local wine was sold. The genuine friendliness of store keepers and staff was remarked upon. So this is a thank you to my hometown from this proud expat. The enthusiasm with which you welcomed the auction and your generosity in supporting the various changes in arrangements made the entire weekend a momentous occasion.
So very proud of you all.