In 2014 we lost one of our most precious volunteers,
John ‘Cheify’ McGrath.
An award has been struck to recognise the significant contribution John made to the success and volunteering patronage of the Kelpie Muster over many years.
John was a unique individual who was able to bring out the best in everyone, galvanise volunteer effort and pride and harmonise community volunteers whilst maintaining a productive, rewarding and enjoyable experience for all.
He was reliable, tireless, driven and held high expectations for our event and the quality of each and every activity or product that was built. He maintained our reputation and quality of what the event was able to deliver and have Casterton recognised on the regional, state, national and international agendas as ‘Birthplace of the Kelpie and Home of the Australian Kelpie Muster’.