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This week in the Pyrenees Advocate

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Drugs still a concern at annual festival

More that 16,500 people converged on Lexton over the Australia Day long weekend for the annual Rainbow Serpent Music Festival.

Police say the behaviour of the large crowd was good, however senior officers have expressed concern at the number of people detected with drugs in their system.

Around 1,000 people were treated at the festival site for a range of medical conditions.

3 were taken to hospital for various conditions.

More concerning to police was the detection of a high number of drug impaired drivers on the roads around Beaufort and Lexton.

Small group, huge projects

The Beaufort Garden Club has embarked on an ambitious program to raise close to $100,000 for projects around town.

The small group of enthusiastic gardeners have three big projects on the go and they are hoping to get some community help and/or sponsorship to get things moving.

Two of the projects relate to the Memorial Garden and a third to one of the founding fathers of Beaufort.

Fine photography on show

One of the region’s most avid photographers had a selection of his work on display over the long weekend in Moonambel.

Moonambel Arts and History Group staged an exhibition of photographs taken by well known resident Graeme Akers.

Graeme is a man of “many talents” according to Moonambel locals.

He can sing, play the guitar and banjo, act and, as visitors discovered at the weekend, take a fine photo.

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