There's plenty of fun activities on offer this weekend across the region, including a talent quest, lamington bakeoff, thong throwing and dress up competitions, plus much more.JENNA BISHOP January 23, 2014 4:15am
The flag ceremony at the Seymour Australia Day event at Kings Park. Mitchell Shire citizen of the year Barry Roworth holds the second flag from the left.Seymour Telegraph on 30/01/2013 CAPTION: The flag ceremony at the Seymour Australia Day event at Kings Park.
Organisers are hoping this year’s Australia Day celebrations are bigger than ever, with a variety of unique activities to entice families to festivities at Kings Park.
Seymour’s celebrations will kick off with a breakfast at 8.30
Lonely Planet travel guide co-founder Tony Wheeler will be Seymour’s Australia Day ambassador and will assist with official proceedings on the day.
Rotary Club of Seymour Australia Day organising committee member Judy Dahlke said the committee aimed to provide events that would appeal to everyone.
‘‘There’s a variety of activities going for a fun, family day out,’’ she said.
Ms Dahlke said celebrations would feature a Talent Quest for the first time, running from noon to 2
Registrations are open to residents aged 16 or over with a $5 entry fee and each act must not exceed four minutes.
Registrations can be made prior to Australia Day at Cartridge World, Doug’s Bakery or the Telegraph office, while a limited number of registrations can be taken on the day.
Residents are encouraged to get creative for the Aussie Dress Up competition, which is open to everyone with registrations taken on the day.
Bakers will also have a chance to show off their talents with a lamington bakeoff.
The lamington competition is open to everyone, and prospective bakers need to bring three lamingtons to be judged.
Ms Dahlke said more than $1000 in prizes would be on offer on the day, including Seymour shopping vouchers worth $250, $150 and $50 for first, second and third place respectively in the Talent Quest.
Activities throughout the day will include a thong-throwing competition, a Mintie wrapper-tearing competition, a jumping castle, backyard cricket, community and club displays and a variety of food stalls.
Avenel’s Australia Day Ambassador Lindy Allen will be in attendance.
Ms Allen has been involved in the creative industries in both a regional and metropolitan context.
From a stage career in music and comedy in the late ’70s and early ’80s, she moved to roles in business and administration in the health and environment sectors. Local speakers and musicians will entertain the crowds and Strathbogie Shire Mayor Deb Swan will present the Avenel Citizen of the Year, Community Event and Community Organisation of the Year awards.
Strathbogie Shire Mayor Deb Swan will present awards to the Citizens of the Year, Event and Organisation of the Year.
Nagambie Australia Day Ambassador and radio personality David Mann OAM will assist with official proceedings and present a speech.
Mr Mann worked for radio station 3AW since 1973, holding a variety of roles, including journalist, presenter and promotions and marketing manager.
He is also involved in several charity foundations and a member on many boards.
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