Feath­ers will fly in next Rub­ber Duck Re­gatta

Take up the chal­lenge to walk or run on Oc­to­ber 7

Wangaratta Chronicle - - News - By ANITA McPHER­SON

AF­TER the suc­cess of the in­au­gu­ral event in 2016 the King River and Dis­trict Fish­ing Club will hold its sec­ond an­nual Rub­ber Duck Re­gatta in the King River at Gen­tle An­nie in Whit­field on Oc­to­ber 28.

And with a sell-out last time around, more rub­ber ducks have been re­leased with 300 avail­able for “adop­tion” this year by those in­ter­ested in get­ting in on the hunt for the ma­jor prize val­ued at $500.

Club sec­re­tary Regina Crameri said a big day is planned for the fam­ily friendly event, which will in­clude all kinds of dif­fer­ent ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing cast­ing com­pe­ti­tions for adults and games for kids.

She said the club was de­lighted to have re­ceived a $1700 fund­ing boost from the state gov­ern­ment through its Stronger Fish­ing Club grants pro­gram, which will be used for fur­ther im­prove­ments of its club trailer and to pur­chase fish­ing gear.

“The event has also been spon­sored by a lot of lo­cal busi­nesses who have of­fered great prizes in­clud­ing a din­ner voucher, wine and equip­ment in­clud­ing fish­ing rods and boots,” she said.

“It’s also our mem­ber­ship drive and ev­ery­one is wel­come to come along, with any­body who signs up on the day be­ing of­fered a year’s free mem­ber­ship.”

Ms Crameri said the club which re­cently cel­e­brated its tenth an­niver­sary is very much fam­i­ly­ori­en­tated, with a num­ber of fe­male mem­bers who en­joy their monthly fish­ing get-to­geth­ers and an an­nual trip away.

She said it was not only about fish­ing but about en­cour­ag­ing kids to get out­doors and ex­plore.

“The kids have an ab­so­lute ball,” she said.

MEM­BERS of Moyhu’s Pas­sion­ate Pal­ettes artists’ group who meet once a month at the King Val­ley Learn­ing KIDS in the King Val­ley can en­joy some art and craft dur­ing the school hol­i­days, by tak­ing part in poly­mer clay work­shops with Lyn Lewis be­ing held at The Bower next to Whitty Café in Whit­field on Oc­to­ber 4.

The ses­sion will run from 10am un­til 12 noon each day and is de­signed for chil­dren aged from seven to 12, with clay and all tools sup­plied.

Places are limited and book­ings are es­sen­tial, with de­tails on cost avail­able by vis­it­ing The Bower Whit­field on Face­book, or call Lyn on 5729 8383.

EDI Up­per ten­nis club will hold a ju­nior muster day at the Edi Up­per courts on Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 5 from 10am.

For en­quiries text June Ue­ber­gang on 0497 860 785.

A so­cial hit-up for se­nior play­ers will be held on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 6 from 6.30pm with more de­tails avail­able next week.

AF­TER a suc­cess­ful run in 2016 the Myrrhee Com­mu­nity Hall will once again play host to ball­room danc­ing classes, with a four week pro­gram to run in Oc­to­ber on Oc­to­ber 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 7pm un­til 8.30pm.

Ev­ery­one is wel­come and the cost is $50 per cou­ple (for the four week pro­gram) hosted by Ann and Ge­off, with child­mind­ing avail­able on re­quest and all pro­ceeds con­tribut­ing to the re­fur­bish­ment of the hall.

Learn to waltz, fox­trot, rumba and more, with book­ings via email to myrrheecom­mu­nity@ gmail.com or call Carol on 5729 7647.

THE King Val­ley Art Show (KVAS) com­mit­tee will hold its 2017 an­nual gen­eral meet­ing at the Moun­tain View Ho­tel in Whit­field on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 15 at 6pm.

Mem­bers of KVAS and all other in­ter­ested par­ties are wel­come with RSVP ap­pre­ci­ated for seat­ing pur­poses by con­tact­ing sec­re­tary Michael Ashby by Oc­to­ber 13 via email to ashby1@ac­tiv8.net.au or call 0439 386 027.

A BLACK Pep­per fash­ion pa­rade will be held to­day from 1.30pm at Wa­reena Park Bowls Club.

Ev­ery­one is in­vited to come and see the fash­ions for spring and sum­mer.

WAN­GARATTA Se­nior Cit­i­zens will hold their next gath­er­ing to­day at their clu­b­rooms in Tara Court, off Ford Street.

The event will in­clude a sin­ga­long, and all se­niors are wel­come to at­tend from 1.45pm.

SING Aus­tralia Wan­garatta group meets tonight at Pur­brick Hall from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

Con­tact Mar­lene on 0417 454126 for de­tails.

U3A Wan­garatta wel­comes those who love learn­ing.

The group meets in room three at the Wan­garatta Turf Club, for more in­for­ma­tion phone 0412 944644 or visit www.wan­garat­tau3a.org.au.

WAN­GARATTA Dis­trict Men’s Shed is open to­day from 10am to 4pm at Sam Perna Pav­il­ion at the sa­le­yards off Shan­ley Street in South Wan­garatta.

For more in­for­ma­tion, phone 5722 4057.

NE Ukes of­fers the chance to play ukulele and sing each Wed­nes­day night from 5.30pm at Pangerang House.

In­for­mal and fun, be­gin­ners wel­come, phone Peter on 5727 0501 or 0429 450003 for more in­for­ma­tion.

WAN­GARATTA Wood­work­ers are open ev­ery Tues­day, Thurs­day and Satur­day from 9am to 12 noon at 4F Evans Street, men and women wel­come.

AL­CO­HOLICS Anony­mous Wan­garatta meet­ings are held to­mor­row from 8pm at St Michael’s Church Hall, cor­ner O’Leary and Ap­pin Streets, and on Fri­days from 12 noon at St Pa­trick’s Hall, back stage door.

PARKRUN is held ev­ery Satur­day in Wan­garatta, with 5km free timed runs from Apex Park from 8am.

Reg­is­ter at www.parkrun.com.au.

PAS­SION­ATE Pal­ettes meet at the King Val­ley Learn­ing Ex­change, 2533 Wan­garatta-Whit­field Road, Moyhu on Satur­day for a few hours’ paint­ing.

Drop in or con­tact Sue on 5727 6327 or 0418 388414 or Nola Jones on 5727 9295 for de­tails.

WAN­GARATTA Com­mu­nity Mar­ket, over­seen by the Wan­garatta Grey­hound Rac­ing Club and the 1st Yar­runga Scout Group, is held ev­ery Sun­day at Avian Park Race­way in New­man Street from 7am.

With a va­ri­ety of stalls (new stalls al­ways wel­come), plenty of carpark­ing is avail­able.

Con­tact Neville on 0427 215258 or fol­low the Face­book page for de­tails.

TAR­RAWINGEE ten­nis day and com­mu­nity bar­be­cue will be held on Sun­day from 2pm at the Tar­rawingee Hall, with the bar­be­cue to kick off at 4pm (BYO meat and plate to share).

Email Damo at 7dig­its@gmail.com for in­for­ma­tion or to RSVP (op­tional), or phone 0449 905554.

WAN­GARATTA Mer­riwa Ladies Probus Group will host a mys­tery trip on Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 19.

Leav­ing from the Olympic pool carpark in Swan Street at 8.30am, and ar­riv­ing back at 5pm, the trip’s $62 cost in­cludes two course lunch and sweets.

Book­ings are es­sen­tial - phone Fay Hayes on 5721 6791.

STRUG­GLING with de­pres­sion, anx­i­ety, grief, re­la­tion­ship trou­bles, or cop­ing with every­day life, or know some­one who is?

Grow group meets weekly at Arm­strong House (Angli­care), cor­ner Ovens Street and The Close, on Mon­days from 2pm, and Be­nalla’s Wa­minda Com­mu­nity House from 10.30am to of­fer peer sup­port and use a proven pro­gram for men­tal well­ness.

All wel­come, no cost, phone 0448 052769 for more in­for­ma­tion.

BIG WIN­NER: Club mem­bers and friends in­clud­ing Jenene Weight and Kylie Ritchens were in the wa­ter to see the first duck cross the line in last year’s Rub­ber Duck Re­gatta.

“They have so much fun - and get­ting out in the fresh air and it’s so much bet­ter than be­ing in­side and in front of a com­puter screen all the time.”

The Rub­ber Duck Re­gatta will be held on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 28 from 11am where there will be a bar­be­cue and ac­tiv­i­ties be­fore the big race down the King River at 1.30pm.

Ducks are avail­able for adop­tion from Gen­tle An­nie Car­a­van Park, Whit­field and Moyhu gen­eral stores and the Tax Shop in Wan­garatta for $5 per duck and pun­ters can pur­chase as many as they like, un­til sold out.

To find out more about the club and its ac­tiv­i­ties visit the King River and Dis­trict Fish­ing Club on Face­book.

LO­CAL fam­i­lies, teach­ers and stu­dents have been get­ting fit and ac­tive in prepa­ra­tion for the King Val­ley Kitchen Fun Run Walk which will be held at Lake William Hovell on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 7.

But ev­ery­one can join in by gath­er­ing from 9.45am, with the fundrais­ing walk to cover a course of ei­ther three or six kilo­me­tres and start­ing at 10.30am.

The Kitchen Gar­den Café will also be open on the day of­fer­ing par­tic­i­pants the chance to re­fuel with their choice of muffins, cof­fee, soup and a bar­be­cue, with most items made as a part of the kitchen gar­den pro­gram.

Adult en­try is $20 (early­bird on­line by vis­it­ing www. king­val­l­ey­chal­lenge.com) or $25 on the day cash only, with en­try for kids un­der 15 by gold coin do­na­tion, and money raised go­ing to sup­port the clus­ter schools’ kitchen gar­den pro­gram. Ex­change, will show­case their work as part of an ex­hi­bi­tion be­ing held at the Bright Art Gallery.

Par­tic­i­pat­ing artists in­clude Kathy Ellem, Michelle Chib­nall, Mary El­lis, Elaine Pal­lot, Nola Jones, Beatrice An­der­son, Jan Pa­ton and Janet Leith, with Kathy to give paint­ing and draw­ing demon­stra­tions on Oc­to­ber 12 and 13.

The ex­hi­bi­tion in­cludes 49 paint­ings and it will open in the Enid West Gallery on Fri­day night at 6pm and will run un­til Oc­to­ber 30.

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