Auto experts roll in to Morven
THE immediately recognisable yellow utes of the RACQ have descended upon Morven this week, loaded with mechanics to lend a helping hand.
A week-long visit from the golden fleet comes as a part of the organisation's Drought Assistance Project, and is focussed on providing practical help to the community, said RACQ spokesperson Kristy Clinton.
"We're bringing our team into town so the mechanics can lend a hand fixing tractors, machinery and other general maintenance to ease some of the pressure for the farmers
"Our team is looking forward to getting to work on local properties and sharing a cuppa and some good conversation,” she said.
While the RACQ arrived on Sunday, they are staying a while longer, their visit culminating in the Drought Angels' Rural Day Off, which is happening this Saturday.
Drought Angels have partnered with the state's peak motoring body for the first time, bringing them on board for the long-running RDOs.
Together, the organisations have organised almost everything a person could need on their day off, Ms Clinton said.
"Drought Angels and RACQ have coordinated hairdressers, masseurs, kids' games, food and drinks, and a special night-time concert to top off a great week.
"$23,000 of lucerne hay bales will also be delivered to Morven for distribution among the farming properties,” she said.