Liza and Dakota Dowel from Leongatha watched on as the clearing sale bargain hunters made their way through the paddocks of goods. D110616.

Liza and Dakota Dowel from Leongatha watched on as the clearing sale bargain hunters made their way through the paddocks of goods. D110616.

Rodwells agent Ben Bowman sells a selection of goods at Rob and Sharon Hardy’s clearing sale. D080616.

Rodwells agent Ben Bowman sells a selection of goods at Rob and Sharon Hardy’s clearing sale. D080616.

Damien Minogue sells a long section of poly pipe for $75 at the clearing sale in Hallston on Friday morning. D100616.

Damien Minogue sells a long section of poly pipe for $75 at the clearing sale in Hallston on Friday morning. D100616.

HALLSTON and Wooreen based farmers were out in force at a clearing sale on Friday.
Rob and Sharon Hardy have sold their farm and intend to move in to town.
On Friday they opened the paddocks to farmers, and in many cases friends, looking for bargains.
The Hardys will be given a fitting farewell at the Hallston Hall.
The Hallston Hall was also given a boost from the sale, hosting the barbecue and drinks stand.
Ladies manning the busy tables said money raised would go towards replacing the siding on the front and general maintenance.
As the hall is community-owned (not managed by council), the Hallston Hall committee has been working on gradual improvements over the years.
Around 10 years ago the hall was in such a state of disrepair, it was feared it couldn’t be saved, but the community banded together and with some intense fundraising, donations of goods and labour, the hall is now regularly used by the community.