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Hexham Bowling Club
Hexham Country Music Festival
Sunday 18th 2005
Concert Awards
Page 2
National Tribute Awards 2005
Bob Spence presenting Lynette Guest and Rodney Walker
Noel Smith presented with the Tex Morton Award by Tex's son Bob Morton
Jim Roberts presents to Graham G Toole
Joe Mac Manamon with Helen who received an award - Presenter Julie From Hexham
Helen would like to say thank you very much to Joe and Julie
Reg McLoud receiving an award from Trevor Coombes
Joe presenting Lindsay Butler an Award with Lachlan and Shaza
Bill McMahon presenting Slim with an award
Shorty Ranger
Shorty and Lorraine Brown
Ruby, Shorty and Lorraine
John Vaughan receiving an award from Mike Kennedy
Melissa and Ian Betteridge
The Stan Coster Song Contest
Manilla New South Wales 1st-3rd October 2005
Manilla RSL Club
The Stan Coster Award
The inaugural winner of The Stan Coster Song
Contest is Col Taylor from Kootingal
Near Tamworth Stan Coster’s Perpetual Trophy
launched at glamour Art Show

Photo from Joe Mcmanamon's website http://news.digitalmusiccentre.com.au
The 2nd Manilla Music & Arts Festival is scheduled for The October Long Weekend 2006.
The Stan Coster Song Contest
Manilla New South Wales 1st-3rd October 2005
Manilla RSL Club
The event is part of;
The Manilla Music & Arts Festival
The Lindsay Butler Band, Lindsay Butler, Brian Letton, Shaza Leigh and more.
Sat night 1st October The Big Show with Brian Letton, Lindsay Butler, Shaza Leigh and more Sunday Night; The Great Old Time Dance with The Butler Boys Band with Brian Letton
The Stan Coster Song Contest
Manilla is Stan’s home town and the locals there have taken his memory to heart and organised the October Long Weekend Music and Arts Festival around the festivities.
The contest is aimed at locating the best rendition of a Stan Coster song, of which there are hundreds to select from. The Perpetual Trophy for the winning performer is being hand crafted from a piece ‘Gidgee Coal’ brought in from Central Queensland. The craftsman involved is Manilla Entertainer and long time friend of the late Stan Coster, Reg McLeod. The competition will have 2 sections, Junior and Senior. Junior will be for performers 16 years and under. The Manilla RSL Club is the all day venue. There, the finals will take place on the Saturday night. The 2 winning performers will also be invited to performer at the big Sunday concert. Contest Entry Admission Fee in the competition is $5 for Juniors and $10 for Seniors. All contestants will receive a special Inaugural Competition Certificate. Winners will also receive merchandise prizes and fuel vouchers.
All entrants will be featured with photographs on the daily news page on the Internet, “Australasian Country News”.   
The senior Trophy pictured above is a magnificent carved piece of ‘Gidgee Coal” as per the Stan Coster Song of that name.
Click here for more info
Click here - newspaper; Australian Independent Country
bits out to the Web.
Print out and have the memories