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Crow’s Nest: A town on the Great Dividing Range, servicing farming communities and a growing tourism industry. Population: 2,039 (2011 Census) Climate: warm summers, cool winters (perfect) How to get here: 42 km north of Toowoomba along the New England Highway For more information on Crow’s Nest  visit the Crow’s Nest Tourism website

Crow’s Nest Museum & Historical Village
You may be aware that our latest project has been to relocate the Old QR Grain Shed from behind the CN Pharmacy to the front of the Museum site on the corner of Thallon Street [New England Highway] and Oxford Street. The intention is to provide Crows Nest with an Information Centre as well as a new reception area for the museum.

The building is now fully restored, painted and in the process of being landscaped with local native plants. Qld Railways have prepared historical information boards, which they will install on the site.

We have chosen January 26th – Australia Day – as an appropriate date to conduct the official opening of the Information Centre. The proceedings will begin at 12noon after the Australia Day ceremonies in Centenary Park are complete. There will be a free Sausage Sizzle and an afternoon tea for $5 [ tea/coffee, scones, pikelets & slices].

All will be welcome to inspect the exhibits in the Information Centre and peruse the museum until 3:00pm.

 

Crow’s Nest & District Tourist & Progress Association Inc.

Heritage community grant helps Crow’s Nest State School students switch to new technology

Crow’s Nest State School students are boosting their love of learning after receiving a Heritage community grant for $19,725 to purchase 25 new laptops.

Heritage Crow’s Nest Community Branch is a joint venture partnership between Heritage Bank and the local community, represented by PCCN (Progressive Community Crow’s Nest).

Under the Heritage community branch model, PCCN’s share of profits is distributed back into the community as grants to local organisations, charities and special community events.

Crow’s Nest State School Principal Ian Insley said, “We are extremely grateful for this grant from PCCN and Heritage.

This grant has helped provide our students with updated equipment we would otherwise not be able to purchase. It gives our students access to the same resources as students in the city.

The new laptops are used as a support tool for their lessons and also help build their confidence in using technology as they move forward in life.”

The new laptops are shared amongst the students at the school to enhance reading, writing, spelling, grammar and numeracy skills and support their preparation for Naplan.

Grade 3 students showed off their impressive skills recently, inviting representatives from Heritage Bank and PCCN into the classroom to see the laptops in use.

PCCN Director Jeff Close said, “We’re absolutely delighted to support the next generation of country kids by providing these new laptops.

There are quite a few kids in the area that don’t have access to this kind of technology at home. That’s why we’re so proud to help out – it’s about supporting the growth and development of our community as a whole.”

Heritage Crows Nest Branch Sales and Service Manager Aimee Skaines said, “The beauty of being a community branch is that the more people bank with us, the more we are able to give back through grants and sponsorship.

People can see real examples of local initiatives they’ve helped support just by doing their everyday banking with Heritage. It promotes a real sense of community pride.”

If your community group is from the Crow’s Nest area and would like to apply for a Community Grant, please get in touch with Heritage Crows Nest Community Branch on 07 4698 2700.

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2 days ago

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Crow's Nest Resident Toowoomba Regional Citizen Of The Year ....

At the Australa Day Awards at Picnic Point in Toowoomba, Michelle Edser was named as the Toowoomba Region's Citizen of the Year.

She volunteers her time without hesitation and displays a positive attitude, enthusiasm and generosity.

#Crow's Nest Citizen Of The Year - Michelle Edser

Michelle Edser works tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for people, clubs and charity organisations in the Crow's Nest area. She always gives more than 100% to ensure the success of community events.

Michelle recently helped raise $18,000 to assist a young person with ongoing medical expenses. She also played an integral role in raising $12,000 to enable a local family to provide quality care for a family member in their final weeks of life.

Sporting groups have also benefited from her generosity. Michelle was part of a team that helped raise a significant sum that allowed the Highfields Under 16 Rugby League team to complete a cultural exchange tour of New Zealand. The tour included several boys from Crow's Nest.

Incredibly generous, Michelle has donated countless raffle prizes for charitable organisations and clubs and attends as many functions as possible.

Michelle is a member of the Crow's Nest Golf Club, Bowls Club, Fishing Club and previously the Crow's Nest Second Division Rugby League Club. She is on the management committee of some of these clubs and has been involved in organising charity days, reunions and club anniversaries.

She volunteers her time without hesitation and displays a positive attitude, enthusiasm and generosity. Michelle epitomises Australian spirit and values.

If there is someone in need, Michelle lends a hand and shows her customary happy, positive attitude.

#Crow's Nest Community Group - Crow's Nest Australia Day Committee for the Crow's Nest Country Music Festival

The inaugural 2019 Crows Nest Country Music Festival was a resounding success, attracting visitors from Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.

Held during June, the event was organised by members of the Crows Nest Show Society and the Crows Nest Australia Day planning committee to promote tourism, raise money and provide entertainment.

The successful event attracted more than 100 caravans and motorhomes, with local businesses and tourism attractions benefiting from the influx of visitors to the region.

Money raised from the event was used to maintain the showgrounds and fund Australia Day initiatives in the community. It is now anticipated that the Crows Nest Country Music Festival will become an annual event, as part of the Country Music Festival circuit for Queensland.

#Crow's Nest Senior Sports Award - Neville Gossow

Neville Gossow started woodchopping at 18 years and is still competing today as an 80-year-old. Neville was encouraged to pick up an axe by his uncles – Jack and Mick Gossow – and first competed at the Blackbutt Agricultural Show.

He has successfully chopped at agricultural and Royal shows across Queensland and interstate, winning many awards, including 1st Division Underhand chopping at the Brisbane Ekka on several occasions.

Neville also holds many woodshop records, including the veteran title for the most points in Queensland for three years. In recent years he has successfully teamed with his wife Gabrielle to compete in the Jack and Jill Crosscut Sawing.

Neville also plays cricket and tennis and still competes today at competition level

#Crow's Nest Junior Sports Award - Mason Pugh

Mason Pugh is a rising star in moto trials. The Pinelands 10-year-old was introduced to the sport a year ago following an invitation from Western Districts Trials Club president James Wagner to attend a Yamaha “come and try” day.

Since then, Mason has committed to moto trials. The discipline relies heavily on a rider’s skill to overcome difficult and various obstacles without stopping or allowing their feet to touch the ground.

Mason was awarded the Queensland Cup in September at the 2019 Queensland MotoTrials championships at Tamborine Mountain. He later won the 9-12-year-old division at the New South Wales championships at Maroota, north west of Sydney.

Mason would like to compete in Europe and be recognised as one of the best enduro and trial riders in the world.
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Crows Nest Resident Toowoomba Regional Citizen Of The Year ....

At the Australa Day Awards at Picnic Point in Toowoomba, Michelle Edser was named as the Toowoomba Regions Citizen of the Year.

She volunteers her time without hesitation and displays a positive attitude, enthusiasm and generosity.

#Crows Nest Citizen Of The Year - Michelle Edser

Michelle Edser works tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for people, clubs and charity organisations in the Crows Nest area. She always gives more than 100% to ensure the success of community events.

Michelle recently helped raise $18,000 to assist a young person with ongoing medical expenses. She also played an integral role in raising $12,000 to enable a local family to provide quality care for a family member in their final weeks of life.

Sporting groups have also benefited from her generosity. Michelle was part of a team that helped raise a significant sum that allowed the Highfields Under 16 Rugby League team to complete a cultural exchange tour of New Zealand. The tour included several boys from Crows Nest.

Incredibly generous, Michelle has donated countless raffle prizes for charitable organisations and clubs and attends as many functions as possible.

Michelle is a member of the Crows Nest Golf Club, Bowls Club, Fishing Club and previously the Crows Nest Second Division Rugby League Club. She is on the management committee of some of these clubs and has been involved in organising charity days, reunions and club anniversaries.

She volunteers her time without hesitation and displays a positive attitude, enthusiasm and generosity. Michelle epitomises Australian spirit and values.

If there is someone in need, Michelle lends a hand and shows her customary happy, positive attitude.

#Crows Nest Community Group - Crows Nest Australia Day Committee for the Crows Nest Country Music Festival

The inaugural 2019 Crows Nest Country Music Festival was a resounding success, attracting visitors from Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.

Held during June, the event was organised by members of the Crows Nest Show Society and the Crows Nest Australia Day planning committee to promote tourism, raise money and provide entertainment.

The successful event attracted more than 100 caravans and motorhomes, with local businesses and tourism attractions benefiting from the influx of visitors to the region.

Money raised from the event was used to maintain the showgrounds and fund Australia Day initiatives in the community. It is now anticipated that the Crows Nest Country Music Festival will become an annual event, as part of the Country Music Festival circuit for Queensland.

#Crows Nest Senior Sports Award - Neville Gossow

Neville Gossow started woodchopping at 18 years and is still competing today as an 80-year-old. Neville was encouraged to pick up an axe by his uncles – Jack and Mick Gossow – and first competed at the Blackbutt Agricultural Show.

He has successfully chopped at agricultural and Royal shows across Queensland and interstate, winning many awards, including 1st Division Underhand chopping at the Brisbane Ekka on several occasions.

Neville also holds many woodshop records, including the veteran title for the most points in Queensland for three years. In recent years he has successfully teamed with his wife Gabrielle to compete in the Jack and Jill Crosscut Sawing.

Neville also plays cricket and tennis and still competes today at competition level

#Crows Nest Junior Sports Award - Mason Pugh

Mason Pugh is a rising star in moto trials. The Pinelands 10-year-old was introduced to the sport a year ago following an invitation from Western Districts Trials Club president James Wagner to attend a Yamaha “come and try” day.

Since then, Mason has committed to moto trials. The discipline relies heavily on a rider’s skill to overcome difficult and various obstacles without stopping or allowing their feet to touch the ground.

Mason was awarded the Queensland Cup in September at the 2019 Queensland MotoTrials championships at Tamborine Mountain. He later won the 9-12-year-old division at the New South Wales championships at Maroota, north west of Sydney.

Mason would like to compete in Europe and be recognised as one of the best enduro and trial riders in the world.

2 months ago

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Crows Nest Community Fundraiser

As you will be aware, on Tuesday evening 12th November a fire started at Pechey and rapidly spread to impact not only Pechey, but spread to Ravensbourne and almost had a direct impact on Crow’s Nest and Hampton.

The fire burnt out over 20,000 hectares and destroyed 6 homes and numerous other structures. Had it not been for the heroic work of our local emergency services, the impact on the local community could have been a lot greater.

Several local Not for Profit organisations including: The Crows Nest Amateur Fishing Club The Crows Nest Buffalo Lodge The Crows Nest Men’s Shed The Local Ambulance Committee The Crows Nest Tennis Club The Crows Nest Swimming Club The Crows Nest Show Society and The Crows Nest Lions Club, in conjunction with The Grand Old Crow Hotel have joined together to organise a Mega Raffle to help raise much need funds for the local volunteer emergency services in the local area.

To date these organisations have donated or had donated to them numerous prizes. A keg of beer has been donated for the night and the Grand Old Crow has agreed to donate all proceeds from this keg to this fundraiser.

The organisers of the Mega Raffle would appreciate any prize donation that your business may be able to donate to the fund raiser. 100% of all funds raised will go directly back to our local emergency services. You can donate by contacting Ty Rieck (Mob: 0429 166 018) or dropping your prize off to the Grand Old Crow Hotel drive thru.

The Mega Raffle will be drawn on Friday night, the 13th December at the Grand Old Crow Hotel at various times throughout the evening. Your contributions will be recognised through media outlets.

I wish to thank you in advance for any contribution to this wonderful cause.

Kind Regards,
Ty Rieck
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Crows Nest Community Fundraiser 

As you will be aware, on Tuesday evening 12th November a fire started at Pechey and rapidly spread to impact not only Pechey, but spread to Ravensbourne and almost had a direct impact on Crow’s Nest and Hampton.

The fire burnt out over 20,000 hectares and destroyed 6 homes and numerous other structures. Had it not been for the heroic work of our local emergency services, the impact on the local community could have been a lot greater. 

Several local Not for Profit organisations including: The Crows Nest Amateur Fishing Club The Crows Nest Buffalo Lodge The Crows Nest Men’s Shed The Local Ambulance Committee The Crows Nest Tennis Club The Crows Nest Swimming Club The Crows Nest Show Society and The Crows Nest Lions Club, in conjunction with The Grand Old Crow Hotel have joined together to organise a Mega Raffle to help raise much need funds for the local volunteer emergency services in the local area. 

To date these organisations have donated or had donated to them numerous prizes. A keg of beer has been donated for the night and the Grand Old Crow has agreed to donate all proceeds from this keg to this fundraiser. 

The organisers of the Mega Raffle would appreciate any prize donation that your business may be able to donate to the fund raiser. 100% of all funds raised will go directly back to our local emergency services. You can donate by contacting Ty Rieck (Mob: 0429 166 018) or dropping your prize off to the Grand Old Crow Hotel drive thru. 

The Mega Raffle will be drawn on Friday night, the 13th December at the Grand Old Crow Hotel at various times throughout the evening.  Your contributions will be recognised through media outlets. 

I wish to thank you in advance for any contribution to this wonderful cause. 

Kind Regards, 
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