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05 August 2020
The Barley Banquet is among annual events to fall victim to the coronavirus pandemic.
Rupanyup Major Events committee, which runs the banquet, has decided not to proceed with this year’s event for the safety of all involved, along with the wider community.
The Barley Banquet is a significant annual community and charity event, which acts as a major fundraiser for the Rupanyup community.
The black-tie day out occurs in a barley paddock and attracts about 400 people from the Wimmera and beyond.
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The popular social outing also promotes agriculture and rural Victoria. Since its inception in 1995, the event has raised more than $250,000 for community projects and services.
The committee will now look ahead to the 2021 banquet.
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