Glenreagh?s big weekend
HUGE crowds are expected as Glenreagh comes alive this weekend with two days of family entertainment culminating in the 2005 Timber Festival on Sunday.
With Glenreagh Mountain Railway open both days, good old steam engine Betty will haul the crowds backwards and forwards on the restored length of line.
The festival will add to the already tempting range of attractions encouraging people to take a drive through the beautiful Orara Valley and visit the old timber getting vil- lage of Glenreagh.
Special guest of the festival will be world champion axeman David Foster, from Tasmania.
He was the first axeman to win more than 1,000 championships and will show off his skill with some demonstration wood chopping.
The festival program will include a North Coast wood-chop competition, tug of war pub challenge, chainsaw carving of sculptures, timber displays, kids races and competitions and a jumping castle.
Ice creams, food, licensed bar and drinks will all be available and there will also be live music, entertainment and, or course, steam train rides.
Coffs Harbour Veteran and Vintage Motorcycle Club will also provide a display of their beautifullyrestored motorcycles.
All this adds up to a terrific weekend of fun and enjoyment for the whole family and proceeds from the festival will go to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter and the local Heartstart Group.