NOT only will the Branxholme Wallacedale Football Netball Club be hosting a rodeo on March 29, but the Make a Wish Foundation, Portland branch will be making a special wish for a local boy.
Tom Meade, 11, has Muscular Duchenne Dystrophy and although he is unable to have his first wish, which is to drive a Holden ute like his dad, another wish will be granted, although it is being kept secret until the rodeo.
The Make a Wish Foundation Portland branch president, Gail Jaensch said on the day of the rodeo there would be a barbecue lunch at the Condah Hotel followed by a walk to Branxholme.
“Tom is going to be driving his little cart along the highway with flashing lights, while everyone else walks,” Ms Jaensch said.
“It would be a great wish enhancement for this special little man to have a few utes escort him into his hometown for a warm reception.”
Ms Jaensch said she expected a big turnout of utes as the word had been spread on Facebook and shared more than 900 times.
“I hope people will support our country children and support our little Aussie battler,” she said.
Full story in The Spectator on Saturday, March 15, 2014.