Stawell also ready to run
Stawell will present its fifth Mother’s Day Classic after raising about $10,000 last year from raffle tickets, donations and registrations.
This year’s event, leaving Stawell’s North Park for a picturesque route through the Ironbarks Forest, offers a four-kilometre and 400-metre mobility walk and four-kilometre and eight-kilometre runs.
Organisers are teaming with Stawell Urban Landcare Group and the group’s Trees for Mum project, which involves giving away 300 native plants.
Raffles are again primary money-raising events with Von Harding, with help from Ann Ellis, Marg Bates and Liz Ingram, providing a hand-made quilt as a major prize.
Another raffle features prizes such as accommodation at Salingers at Great Western or Servants Quarters, Stawell and vouchers from Grampians Unique Baskets and Gifts and Magdala Motor Lodge.
People can register for Stawell Mother’s Day Classic online at www.mothersdayclassic.com. au/events/event-map/stawell/. Organisers have encouraged people to register online or at Stawell library to save time. On-the-day entries are welcome but are cash or cheque.
QUILT RAFFLE: From left, Merrilyne Middleton, Von Harding and Pam Byron with a quilt Stawell Mother’s Day Classic organisers are raffling.