It’s the time of the year in Katherine when the dry season is slowly
winding down, the leaves are falling and the humidity is starting to build in anticipation for this year’s wet season. Tourist numbers are starting to recede and enquiries have started coming through for Christmas parties. I can’t believe it’s nearly mid-way through September already!
So far this year Knotts crossing has welcomed a diverse clientele of interesting, colourful, and successful characters from all around Australia. The variety of clientele that stay at Knotts Crossing Resort has always fascinated me, and this year is no exception. In May we had the pleasure of welcoming her Excellency the Governor-General, Ms Quentin Bryce AC, for a two night stay while she was conducting official business at the RAAF Tindal base in Katherine. Resort staff that came in contact with her Excellency were pleasantly surprised with how personable her Excellency was, and our head housekeeper Genevieve even got a compliment on her funky shoes!
Mid-year Ian Thorpe once again used Knotts Crossing Resort as his base while he visited surrounding communities doing work for his Fountain for Youth charity. Ian’s Foundation for Youth is in its tenth year this year and is an invaluable non-profit charitable organisation that helps to empower children through education and improvements to their general health and well being. We always look forward to having Ian stay with us, and congratulate him of his continuing dedication throughout the neighbouring communities of Katherine.
Knotts Crossing has also played host to a myriad of celebrations throughout the year as Katrin Ladurner, our Groups and Functions Manager, has been kept busy with a variety of enquiries and bookings ranging from Reece industry trade nights and three day ORIC conferences; to the beautiful wedding reception of Knotts Crossing Resort employee Penny Frazer. Rotary continues to meet in our function room every Monday evening at 7pm.
A group highlight for Kat and resort staff was back in April, when a group of approximately 150 people who were participating in the Long Ride 2010 for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia came to stay with us for the evening. The resort played host for the night to a huge array of motorbikes and friendly characters, with the riders enjoying a couple of cold drinks before heading off on the last leg of their trip.
Well that is enough from me for my first Knotts Crossing Resort blog! Make sure you subscribe to the blog in order to receive regular updates on news and events happening at the resort and around the Katherine region. We hope you visit our blog and resort often.
**For more information regarding the Fountain for Youth, and how you can help, please visit http://ianthorpes-fountainforyouth.com/