Tanilba’s Helen Smith is back from her second ‘Big Red Bash’ at Birdsville FEATURED Medowie & Tilligerry News Of The Area Tilligerry Peninsular by News Of The Area - Modern Media - July 31, 2019 Helen with her sister’s ‘Big Red Bash Book’. Tanilba’s Helen Smith is back from her second ‘Big Red Bash’ at Birdsville. Modern Media: Advertise with News Of The Area and you get your ad in 1) in Print, 2) on the News Website (like this ad), and 3) on our Social Media news site. A much more efficient way to advertise. Reach a HUGE audience for a LOW price TODAY! Call us on 02 4983 2134. Or [email protected] Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE She journeyed there with her sister Patricia where the dynamic duo promoted Patricia’s books which are photographic records of the annual event, the outback and the people who live there. The 10 000 patrons of the ‘Big Red Bash’ also inject much needed cash into the drought ravaged communities as Helen said, “It’s not just Birdsville that benefits.” “Along the way people stop off at other remote villages and spend money on accommodation, meals and fuel,” she added. “This helps to keep these towns afloat during these difficult times.” Going on holidays out west is a great way to help the drought affected rural areas. This will augment our local Lions Clubs’ initiatives. The combined Tilligerry / Medowie effort saw some 44 truck loads of hay dispersed amongst needy farmers. Food and essential items were also dispersed. On top of this, local tradies such as Tanilba’s Stephen Stone rolled up their sleeves and repaired run down machinery and fences where needed. Volunteer rural tradie Stephen Stone.