Berrigan Shire Australia Day celebrations will take place this Sunday in the Finley High School grounds.January 22, 2014 4:19am
The celebratory day will start with breakfast provided by Finley Lions Club at 8am, which is available for a gold coin donation.
The official ceremony then gets underway from 9am.
There will be three new Australians welcomed on the day by Berrigan Shire Mayor Bernard Curtin.
Master of ceremonies for the morning will be Greg McNamara and the guest speaker will be scientist and former Finley-ite Wayne Rowlands.
Entertainment will be provided by the Finley District Band and Veronica Braybon’s musical group.
The most anticipated part of the ceremony will be the announcement of award winners – including the prestigious Citizen of the Year.
The winners of the community competitions – including the best decorated business window – will also be announced at the community event.
Promotion packs have been delivered to the business houses in the shire and all are encouraged to decorate shop windows to add to the atmosphere of this important day.
There is also a competition being held by the Opportunity Shop for young ones to name the swagman and win a toy or book so call in and enter suggestions.
The celebrations are expected to conclude about midday, so there will still be plenty of time to have a traditional Aussie barbecue lunch with friends afterwards.
Voluntary work beckons for David Gawne after deciding to retire as a paramedic.
UPDATE: NSW Police have confirmed the body of a Warrnambool woman, 61, who went missing in the Murray River yesterday has been found.
Sixty years ago, March 5, 1954, was a red-letter day for Tatura, when Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the first reigning monarch to visit, came to town.
Echuca and Kyabram Fire Brigade will play in today's Goulburn Murray Cricket preliminary final.
Ritchie Aschenbrenner is exhibiting six years worth of paintings, covering a range of styles.
Kyabram's 69th annual rodeo takes place this Friday.
What was expected to be a long wait was anything but as young Seymour man gets heart transplant.
NSW signs historic Murray-Darling Basin Plan agreement.
The History of Tooborac group will be keen for gather more information about its photo collection when the publlic comes to look through its archives.
Three Cobram firefighters have returned safe from the toxic Morwell mine fire in Gippsland.
Gun Rams forward Ash Morris has signed with South Bendigo for the 2014 season and one day hopes to play VFL
Some VIP exotic animals spent the night at Shepparton Regional Saleyards on Wednesday night.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.