Derwent Valley Australia Day program

WHEN was the last time you threw a thong further than anyone else, or entered a sack race or an egg-and-spoon race? If you want to have a go at those and many more activities on Australia Day, head down to the New Norfolk Esplanade where there’ll be fun for the young and not so young.

The Lions Australia Day Event will be run on January 26 from 11.30am to 2pm. It will follow the presentation of Derwent Valley Council Australia Day Awards on the Circle St lawn at 9.30am on the same day. “So come and enjoy the free Lions barbecue from 11.30am until 2pm, or bring a picnic along with a blanket or chairs to sit on and join in the activities or just chill out on the grass at the beautiful New Norfolk Esplanade with a coffee or ice cream from our food vans,” spokesperson Marg Cranney said.

Presentation of Australia Day Awards at the flagpoles outside the Derwent Valley Council Chambers, Circle St. Morning tea afterwards.

11.30am–12.15pm: Enjoy glitter tattoos, badge-making, giant Jenga, giant Connect 4, giant noughts and crosses, quoits, Auskick, handball, football games.
12.15–1pm: Enter the thong-throwing competition, tug-o-war, egg-and-spoon races, three-legged races and sack races.
1–1.45pm: Try the activities you missed in the first session (see above).
1.45–2pm: Grand finale colour run – for those who love mess and bright colours. Bring or wear a light coloured T-shirt – or even black will look spectacular – and join in. The coloured powder is biodegradable and easily washable!
This is a smoke-free and alcohol-free event presented by the Lions Club of New Norfolk, Kids in the Valley, D’FAT, New Norfolk Junior Football Club, Communities for Children – South East Tasmania, New Norfolk Panthers Soccer Club. Funding has been received from the Derwent Valley Council and sponsorship has been provided by New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News.

MAYDENA – January 26
Start of walk to Junee Cave leaves Mayne St park. Biscuits and drinks provided at half-way mark.
11.30am: Free barbecue at Mayne St park.

HAMILTON – January 25
Presentation of Australia Day Awards in the Hamilton Town Hall followed by a light lunch.

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