We have turned the pages back a quarter of a century, to 1994, to find out what was happening in Port Fairy and Koroit.
THE committee of the Port Fairy Folk Festival acted to ensure control of the event remained in the town.
Festival chairman Russell Clark said the committee was now an incorporated body.
The Borough of Port Fairy agreed to release the committee as a council committee.
"It will allow the committee to distribute from time to time any funds from its profits to public amenities and charitable and public organisations within the township of Port Fairy," Mr Clark said.
TALENTED Port Fairy forward John McNamara announced he was leaving the Seagulls to play for South Australian club Happy Valley. While the loss of McNamara, who kicked 10 goals in his three appearances for Port Fairy in 1994, was a big one, coach Ron Wearmouth said life went on.
"We beat the good sides without him," Wearmouth said.
CARAMUT full-forward and future Koroit coach Jason Mifsud wrote himself into the record books. Mifsud kicked 18 goals against Dunkeld in the Mininera and District Football League to take his season tally to 145. This was three more than the previous record for the league.
A GENEROUS public helped raise $10,894 for the annual Port Fairy Hospital Appeal. A door knock of the town raised $5540, with other donations bringing up the final tally.
Hospital chief executive Gavin Butler said this was on top of $29,825 raised by the Murray to Moyne Cycling Relay.
He said the money raised from the annual appeal would be spent on a new cardiac blood pressure and oxygen monitor.
A DECISION was made to close the Port Fairy Blood Bank. Warrnambool Blood Bank co-ordinator Ann Barker said while donor numbers were high, volunteer staff were light on.
"There are around 400 regular blood donors in the Port Fairy area," Ms Barker said.
"We are hoping that most of those will be able to travel to Warrnambool to continue to give blood."
The Port Fairy Rotary Club continued to deliver on a tree development project at one of the town's entrances.
Rotarians planted 200 native trees during a working bee on the golf course road. It was the latest installment in the planting program for the town entrance, which had begun six years earlier. A number of the trees had fallen victims to rabbits and vandals.