Cheers to our hay hero 'Bumpa'
IF YOU'RE kicking back with this Big Rigs and a well-deserved cold one over the Australia Day weekend, please join us in a toast.
On behalf of all the team here, I want to congratulate Brendan "Bumpa” Farrell and all his many helpers who have worked so tirelessly to organise this year's Burrumbuttock Hay Run, and all those legendary drivers who have given up their time and trucks to help out.
Bumpa and more than 200 selfless truckies have come to the rescue of thousands of drought-stricken farmers in Quilpie and its ravaged surrounds.
What's more, Bumpa also managed to organise an outback toy run in conjunction with the Herculean hay drop.
Just days out from leadingthe massive convoy, Bumpa somehow found time to go on a $10,000 spending spree at Big W in Lavington, NSW.
Lego, water pistols, cricket sets, you name it, anything he could cram into more than 50 shopping trolleys is also heading to those in need, along with crates of other donated toys.
That's a massive effort in itself, let alone co-ordinating which trucks will cart what hay to whom and when.
I don't know he does it but if you ask me he's a bloody Aussie legend and the epitome of what Australia Day is all about.