The past few weeks have provided some amazing opportunities to talk about and experience firsthand the incredible variety of life in our Lyons electorate.
A couple of weekends ago, I had the pleasure of presenting the winners’ ribbons to a number of successful competitors at the 32nd annual Evandale Village Fair and National Penny Farthing Championships, including the National Penny Farthing Championship final, the main race of the day.
Well done Ryan Sullivan.
Ryan’s mother and event coordinator since its beginnings Di Sullivan was delighted that 25 or the 75 starters for various penny farthing events were new competitors.
It bodes well for future events, Mrs Sullivan said.
Last week I put my best foot forward as a competitor in one of the novelty footraces at Longford’s activities to celebrate 200 years since it was settled.
Nobody could keep up with the various, fleet-footed members of the Murfett family from Longford who won all the foot races but I enjoyed being part of this historic occasion.
More than 400 slices were cut from the giant 200th birthday cake and there were still locals looking for more so it was well supported.
In Parliament last week, I had an opportunity to speak about the Tasmanian tourism industry and the Liberals’ plan to give it a kick start; the inaugural Festival of Golden Words, at
Beaconsfield, from March 14 and jobs in Tasmania in an effort to keep the Lyons’ flag flying in Canberra.