The busy season is with us for a few more weeks yet and it has been a hectic Christmas and New Year period for businesses in the area. There is always much on offer so it is no wonder that travellers put this area on their destination list.
Last issue the YRN produced 7000 copies (did anyone notice that on the cover?) to cover the extra population which is a new record, up 800 on last year. This issue is 500 up on last year to 6000
Bonney Pest Control (a regular advertiser in these pages) deserves a mention according to Tanya at
the Inman Valley Garage. Prior to the 2017 Yankalilla Show a bee hive was discovered on the grounds. As you can imagine, bees, horses and children really don’t mix well. Bonney Pest Control donated their time and effort to remove the hive ensuring there were no stinging issues on show day.
Moving right along… The Fleurieu Film Festival is holding an event at Yankalilla Golf Club in February. Food, market stalls, entertainment and view the short films that made the cut. Details on
Heritage Fleurieu Coast is gearing up for the SA History Festival in May. Update is on page 23.
The Yankalilla Council keeps us ‘In The Loop’ as usual in the centre spread.
Letters to the editor has gone to the dogs… again! Suffice to say, a significant segment of the public are unhappy with the new dog by-laws. See page 28 for the latest round.
The cover of this issue is dedicated to the 20th annual Normanville New Years Eve Pageant which went off with a bang - of course - and Gillian Rayment was there to take photos for the YRN. Check Facebook to see the pageant album with over 250 pics! See if you can find yourself in the crowds or on the floats.
Next issue we are back to our usual monthly schedule, so the deadline for March is 15th February. As February is a short month there won’t be much leeway on the deadline.
Until next issue...
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all, as we rush in to the busy holiday season.
The 10th Annual Shannon’s Yankalilla Cruise was successfully held by Yankalilla Rotary in November, which is a great achievement. You can find a wrap up on page 12.
Another milestone will be set on new years eve when the Normanville NYE Pageant holds its 20th annual parade. Better dust those costumes off and get in on the act. Details on page 8.
Congratulations to the Yankalilla Visitor Information Centre on winning Silver in the SA Tourism Awards, which follows their Bronze Award last year.
Heritage Fleurieu Coast updates us on the coming SA History Festival and the local events on the list so far on page 9.
Rapid Bay unveils their latest art project - a butterfly mural water tank. A collaboration between artist Sia Booth, Rapid Bay Primary School students and members of the Rapid Bay community. See page 40.
What else? The dog on/off leash debate continues in your letters. The council have a double sized ‘In The Loop’ section to keep you informed.
Of course there’s more, which you can find as you turn the page…
Until next issue…