The Easter River Beaches Festival in Cobram will take on a carnival feel this year.JESSICA GRIMBLE January 23, 2013 4:00am
The Easter River Beaches Festival in Cobram will take on a carnival feel this year.
A family day including food stalls, rides and children’s entertainment is in the early planning stages through Cobram-Barooga Business and Tourism Development Inc.
New attractions add to the annual duck race and other activities, which include an Easter egg hunt.
Entry is free, with rides and refreshments at the patrons’ own cost.
President Wayne Gould said 500 more ducks would enter the race — and make for a total 2000 yellow rubber birds vying for top spot in the competition from the bridge to Thompsons Beach.
‘‘With Paul Gemmill’s contacts through the night markets at the beach, we hope to get rides and carousels, dodgem cars, maybe a rock wall and clowns — depending on availability,’’ Mr Gould said.
‘‘It will be bigger and better, with a carnival twist.
‘‘There will be food stalls and entertainment all day.’’
Mr Gould said the festival would start at 11
Duck tickets, costing ‘‘three bucks a duck’’ will be available soon from motels, newsagencies and supermarkets leading up to the event.
More information will be available closer to the event on Easter Sunday, March 31.
The Easter Sunday festival is just one event among a big weekend for Cobram-Barooga — including a night market at Thompsons Beach on Good Friday and a clash between Cobram and Barooga in Murray Football League’s opening round on Easter Saturday.
Horse racing and golf tournaments are also included in a bumper Easter schedule for the region.
Dozens of Euroa and district residents have gathered outside Euroa’s Amaroo aged-care facility for a groundbreaking ceremony.
The Mulwala Lions had satisfying and hard fought win, in difficult conditions, against last year’s grand finalists at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The second annual Bonnie and Clyde Rods, Rats and Rides Festival fired up at Tatura Park at the weekend (April 11-12), drawing thousands of petrol heads and rockabilly music lovers to Tatura.
Leitchville-Gunbower claimed honours in its A grade showdown against Lockington-Bamawm United yesterday, 53-31.
Hundreds rose early for Dawn Services across the district on Saturday to commemorate 100 years since the Gallipoli landings.
Kyabram and District Sportstar of the Year nominations finalised
Three local clubs get together at Kings Park.
Tributes flow for Finley's inspiring mother, friend and farming advocate Jennifer Hawkins
A visit by Coliban Water to Heathcote last week provided residents with a chance to quiz staff about water and sewer services.
A new book, Men from the River Bends, honours Cobram-Barooga and district soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice after enlisting in World War 1.
Assistant Health Minister Fiona Nash could not confirm when or if Deniliquin’s health classification would be changed when in town a little more than a week ago.
Widespread rain late last week and on Saturday put a smile on the faces of farmers preparing to sow crops or waiting for weeds to emerge on early-sown rye-grass.
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