St Arnaud to host colourful carnival
Wimmera people can enjoy a festival dedicated to fun, family, friends and fitness at St Arnaud.
The Colouring St Arnaud Festival, on Sunday, will bring the excitement and fun of the 2017 Stawell Colour Run to St Arnaud for 2018.
Northern Grampians Shire mayor Tony Driscoll said organisers were excited to open up the colour run experience to another community, as well as providing an added incentive to visit the region.
Participants will tackle either a two or four-kilometre course around St Arnaud’s Lord Nelson Park – being showered with colour throughout the journey.
Cr Driscoll said the emphasis was on fun and participation and that people could choose to run, walk or jog the course.
“Having attended the 2017 event in Stawell, I’m extremely pleased this event is headed to St Arnaud in 2018,” he said.
“It truly is a fantastic day of fun for people of all ages, so I’d encourage everyone to get a team together or head along solo and join in the fun.
“We’re extremely thankful to the Victorian government for the funding that has made it possible for this event to take place, as well as our partners at East Wimmera Health Service, NGSC Youth Action Council and St Arnaud Netball Club.”
The government has provided a $2000 Victorian Youth Week grant.
People can visit www.ngshire.vic.gov.au register for the free event.
Free fresh fruit and a barbecue will be on offer at the finish line on the day.
White t-shirts will also be on sale via the registration process or on the day as a fundraiser for St Arnaud Netball Club.
People can call the council’s community development team on 5358 8700 for more information.