Hilltops Region Ready For Australia Day

Written by: The Hilltops Phoenix

Australia Day

Australia Day

Preparations for the Australia Day celebrations are in full swing in the Hilltops region.

This year, Hilltops is fortunate to welcome three ambassadors. Motivational speaker and founder of Born to Run, Greg Donovan will visit Boorowa, while actor and singer Peter Cousens will visit Young. Promilla Gupta OAM will split her time between Harden and Wombat.

Boorowa’s Australia Day celebrations will commence at Boorowa Recreation Ground with the 8 am Lions Breakfast in the Park and CWA Devonshire Tea. It will be followed by the official ceremony, including Welcome to Country, the National Anthem, Blessing of the Day, official speeches and presentation of Australia Day Awards.

Entry to Boorowa Swimming Pool will be free for the whole of Australia Day.

Don’t miss the Rotary Rubber Duck Race at Recreation Park Pond at 10:45 am and the fishing presentation at 11 am.

Or you can tee off at 12 noon for an 18-hole golf competition at the Boorowa Recreation Club.

Enjoy lunch with Boorowa’s Australia Day Ambassador Greg Donovan at Bistro 511, Boorowa Ex-Services Club.

Bookings are essential, so call 6385 3338.

Enjoy a game of bowls at Boorowa Ex-Services Club from 1 pm and catch the Balladeers and Yarn Spinners at Boorowa Recreation Club from 4 pm.

Harden will commemorate Australia Day at Newson Park commencing with an 8 am breakfast and entertainment by local musicians and singers before the official Awards Ceremony.

Attendees are encouraged to take their own chair or rug for the event. The Young Australia Day official ceremony will begin at 9 am at Carrington Park, with Acknowledgement of Country, a Citizenship Ceremony and Australian Affirmation Ceremony and the National Anthem sung by Julie O’Connor.

Australia Day Awards will be announced and presented and the Australia Day Ambassador will join the Citizen and Junior Citizen of the Year for the cutting of the cake.

The Rotary Club of Young will put on lunch at the park, with live music by Jane Dee, and family fun and children’s activities by Circus Box and the iconic egg and spoon obstacle course from 10 am.

Wombat will also host an Australia Day Ceremony with Citizens and Sports Awards presented from 12:30 pm.

Everyone is urged to head out to Wagenbah Oval from 10 am for a tractor pull, vintage car display, antique engine display, the Brendon Holmes Memorial Best Dressed Australiana and market stalls before enjoying a free sausage sizzle and parade at 12 noon.


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