About 30 tonne of sand was delivered to Deniliquin's Exchange Hotel ahead of New Year's Eve celebrations, for their special beach party.TYLA HARRINGTON January 4, 2013 6:40am
Exchange staff members Ricky Papandriopoulos, Zack Dedman, David Glenn, Baxter Lindeman and owner Colin Thorpe; (front) Bec Tunny, owner Jana Thorpe and Zoe Brooke.
The Exchange Hotel celebrated New Year’s quite differently this year.
The whole beer garden was filled with sand, taking on a very ‘beachy’ theme.
Five DJs lined the balcony in the beer garden, entertaining what owners Colin and Jana Thorpe said was a ‘‘constant 250 person crowd’’ throughout the night.
The night also boasted two extra bars located in the beer garden, which are now permanent.
Guests were also entertained by an all-male ‘wet t-shirt competition’.
Colin and Jana said it was a ‘‘brilliant night’’.
‘‘It went really well, everyone had a lot of fun and everyone really loved the sand,’’ Jana said.
She said they plan to have the sand available for the next New Year’s Eve as well, or may decide on something different but just as popular.
Jana also said Australia Day celebrations are being planned, and are expected to be ‘‘huge’’.
Hafizullah Mohaqiq was born in Afghanistan, spent periods living in Pakistan and Iran, before arriving in Shepparton two months ago.
The Mulwala Lions had satisfying and hard fought win, in difficult conditions, against last year’s grand finalists at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The Fairley Leadership Program met in Tatura on Wednesday, exploring ‘Water and our catchment’ at Goulburn Murray Water.
Road authorities have made little progress to fixing Echuca’s most dangerous intersections.
Lockington Vintage Tractor and Stationary Engine Rally is on for the 18th time this weekend and there is something for everyone.
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.
Deniliquin bowler Dennis O'Keefe lost 25-19 in his bid for a quarter-final spot in the Victorian Singles Championships this week.
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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