Back 2 Cowra: winding back the clock

Gia Krause, Pauline Johnson, Peter Johnson, Christine Braddon and Matthew Johnson relive old memories and make new ones at the Railway.

Gia Krause, Pauline Johnson, Peter Johnson, Christine Braddon and Matthew Johnson relive old memories and make new ones at the Railway.

Many old mates may have now headed back home but the first ever Back 2 Cowra Reunion has been hailed as a success. 

What started off as a simple Facebook page, “You know you’re from Cowra when...”, used to reminisce and share fond memories about the good old days in Cowra, quickly grew into an idea to hold Cowra’s first ever mass reunion. 

Back 2 Cowra Committee Chairperson Marc McLeish said he was proud of his town, particularly with the more than 160 people packed the Cowra Services Club for the Break In Dinner on Thursday, which saw old friends and new friends enjoy a three-course meal and entertainment.  . 

“As for our dinner... What a wonderful night!” Marc said.  

“To the 166 people who came along and contributed, thank you so much. We have had a great night with old friend and new friends.” 

Next up was the Friday Night Lights event, which saw nine live venues across town host nine different musical acts for the enjoyment of locals and returners alike. 

Marc said that the Open Cowra event had a fantastic turn out on the Saturday morning. 

“Open Cowra was met with enthusiasm by both visitors and exhibitors,” he said. 

“While some venues got visited more than others I think we are on the right track.” 

The Family Fun Day down at River Park saw plenty of activities for young and old. 

There were stalls, activities for the kids and live music. 

“Then our Family Fun Day was exactly that.. fun!” Marc said. 

“It was all about the kids and they had a ball thanks to the Cowra Youth Council, Bunnings, PCYC, Cowra Stingrays, Cowra Riding for the Disabled, Cowra Early Childhood Services, Cowra Adventure Playground, Cowra Antique Vehicle Club, Cowra Rotary, Robyn's Catering, Cowra Junior Rugby League, Cowra Junior Cricket, Pitch Fork, Gooly Cowboys, Steve Sinclair, Cowra Relay for life, Cowra Legacy, Cowra Dance Factory, Cowra Line Dancers, Ernie Burgers, and Josh Maynard.” 

The week ended with a catch up coffee at the Cowra Civic Centre. 

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