The Friends Group also perceive their role as one of supporting the local community in any way possible. In 2011 we assisted the Innamincka Sporting Club Inc., to clean up the local race course in preparation for the annual race meeting. The floods of 2010 had left debris and silt in every building and adjoining surrounds. Our efforts were greatly appreciated by the organisers of this event. We again decided to assist in the preparation of the race course in 2012 and timed our working bee to end the day before the race meeting.
It was time then to enjoy ourselves and for some, to attend their first bush race meeting! We moved camp to the race course to be on hand for all of the excitement. The girls decided to don hats in order to ‘dress-up’ for the event, whilst the men sported bow ties. Some were lucky with their betting choices and all enjoyed the evening meal supplied at the race course, before dancing the night away to the music from the band.