Aus­tralia Day at the Or­ange

Central and North Burnett Times - - AUSTRALIA DAY 2017 - Adam McCleery Adam.McCleery@cnbtimes.com.au

THE Golden Or­ange Hotel is the place to be this Aus­tralia Day, with live en­ter­tain­ment along with fun and games on of­fer from 11am.

Lo­cal mu­si­cian Matty Ul­coq is set to per­form in the beer gar­den along with a bar­be­cue lunch in­clud­ing lamb sausages.

Golden Or­ange man­ager Re­nee McGil­very hopes to see an­other great Aus­tralia Day cel­e­bra­tion.

“Ev­ery­one loves Matty and the last time he per­formed here went re­ally well,” Ms McGil­very said.

“We have no set time for the en­ter­tain­ment yet but it will be in the af­ter­noon along with a nice lunch.

“And to help peo­ple cool down, the events will in­volve the soaker hose.”

Fun and games for all ages will be the theme of the day.

An adult and kids triathlon will be tak­ing place with $5 en­try for adults and $2 for kids.

The adults start with a foot­ball throw be­fore nav­i­gat­ing an ob­sta­cle course with a wheel bar­row con­tain­ing a car­ton of beer be­fore fin­ish­ing with a clas­sic thong throw.

“We will be do­ing that on the foot­path out­side the beer gar­den,” Ms McGil­very said.

“This is go­ing to be a fam­ily fun day.”

Mean­while the kids race will be­gin with Tim Tam eat­ing be­fore zig-zag­ging through the soaker hose and fi­nally a water bal­loon throw.

“All the money raised will go to LifeF­light, which we re­cently had per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ence with,” Ms McGil­very said.

Golden Or­ange owner Lor­raine Mogg was air­lifted by LifeF­light on New Year’s Day.

“We learned then that ev­ery call out to Gayndah costs some­where around $12,000,” Ms McGil­very said.

“That made us want to help raise money, be­cause we all see how of­ten they fly in and out of Gayndah and at that cost we wanted to help.”

The Golden Or­ange also of­fers a cour­tesy bus for safe travel to and from the tav­ern and can be phoned on 4161 1107.

“We hope to see you there for a great fam­ily day,” Ms McGil­very said.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit the Golden Or­ange Hotel Face­book page.

PHOTO: ADAM MCCLEERY

KEEP­ING COOL: Last year kids like Caitlin Cougan en­joyed a slide and this year it’s a soaker hose.

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