The Australia Day organising committee has been working hard preparing for the Berrigan Shire activities to be held in Finley on January 26, 2013.January 4, 2013 4:08am
Arrangements are being made for a memorable day which will be held in the covered area and grounds of St Joseph’s School in Coree St, starting with breakfast at 8am.
Former Tocumwal resident Don Elgin has agreed to make an appearance at the 2013 event.
Don is very proud of the fact that Tocumwal was signed as ‘The Home of a Paralympian’ in his honour after he returned from the 1996 Paralympics.
Don is pleased to be involved in the 2013 Australia Day celebrations as MC and guest speaker.
This will be an ideal opportunity for him to catch up with his family and many friends from the past.
All schools in the Shire have shown great enthusiasm and preparedness to participate in the program, which is open to all.
The committee invites all children in the Shire to participate in the following competitions: Decorated Bike Competition; Write a short story or poem on the theme of ‘Why I like living in Australia’; Produce an Australian Flag using any medium e.g. paint, collage etc; A painting with an Australian theme; and a photo with an Australian theme.
The Australian Flag may be completed by a group, as long as it is clearly marked as such.
All entries will be displayed in the library of each town in the shire, and the winning entries will be displayed at St Joseph’s school hall on the Friday and Saturday of the celebrations.
For further information on any of the competitions phone Lesley Wilson on 5883
Further information can be obtained by contacting chairman Warwick Douglas or the secretary on 0428
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