Australia Day plans

BELOW are the details of Australia Day activities in the Derwent Valley this January 26th.

At Tynwald Park, New Norfolk:
11am: Start of fun run & walk (entries close 10.30am)
11.30: Children’s activities with Derwent Valley Youth Future Action Team
11.30: Free barbecue and drinks provided by New Norfolk Lions Club
11.30: Derwent Valley Concert Band performance
Noon: National Anthem & flag raising by New Norfolk Scouts
12.30pm: Welcome to Australia Day Ambassador Nigel Dick
12.40 (approx): Derwent Valley Council Australia Day Award presentations.

At Kensington Park, New Norfolk:
Harness racing: A seven-race program featuring the New Norfolk Pacing Cup and E.C. Plunkett Memorial. Children’s entertainment provided. 1.30-6pm.

At Maydena, the Community Association will once again hold its traditional community walk to Junee Caves. Meet at the Maydena Swimming Pool at 9.30am on January 26 and then walk, ride or run 4.2km to the cave where cordial and biscuits will be supplied to provide sustenance for the walk back to the Community Hall for a barbecue lunch and a cricket match.

At Bushy Park, the War Memorial Swimming Pool will be open for a fun day on January 26. Discounted family admission prices will apply between 10am and 7pm, but the games and activities will take place between 11.30am and 2.30pm, along with a free barbecue.

At Gretna, Central Highlands mayor Deirdre Flint and councillors of the Central Highlands Council will host a free family fun day on the War Memorial Recreation Ground, Lyell Highway, from 11am-2pm on January 26. Awards for the Australia Day citizen, junior citizen and community event of the year will be presented at 11am, followed by local awards won in the 2010 Tidy Towns competition. Other activities will include a junior cricket match, quilting competition, Aussie cooking competition, children’s games, spit roast, barbecue and refreshments.

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