Aus­tralia Day Cel­e­bra­tions 2019

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Tocumwal Cham­ber of Com­merce is invit­ing you to a free break­fast at the Tocumwal old boat ramp on Satur­day.

Cham­ber will be cook­ing the free com­mu­nity bar­be­cue at 8am be­fore the Aus­tralia Day cer­e­mony.

Egg and ba­con rolls will be cooked by cham­ber mem­bers, while Tocumwal Ro­tary will pro­vide the fresh-squeezed or­ange juice.

At the con­clu­sion of the cer­e­mony Cham­ber will be light­ing up the bar­be­cues again to cook ham­burg­ers and sausages un­til about 1pm, de­pend­ing on the weather.

There will also be a tea and cof­fee van and the cricket club will be bring­ing fairy floss and pop­corn.

Once all of the for­mal Ber­ri­gan Shire fes­tiv­i­ties are fin­ished on Satur­day why not stick around and check out the ac­tiv­i­ties the Tocumwal Cham­ber of Com­merce has on of­fer?

The big event of the morn­ing is the rub­ber duck race.

More than 1000 num­bered ducks will be re­leased on the Mur­ray River, and the per­son who pur­chased the lucky duck to cross the fin­ish line first will win a $1000 cash prize.

There are also cash prizes for a lucky duck with $500 worth of vouch­ers to be spent in Tocumwal.

You can pur­chase a duck in the race for just $5 on the day.

For those who want to en­sure they don’t miss out, ducks can be pur­chased now from the Post Of­fice in De­niliquin St.

Live mu­sic will also be pro­vided by Cal­lum Glee­son.

Cham­ber pres­i­dent Ser­gio Rede­galli said it will be a fun fam­ily morn­ing, with fam­i­lies across the re­gion in­vited to at­tend.

‘‘It will be a beau­ti­ful sunny morn­ing on Satur­day, and what bet­ter place to be than Tocumwal,’’ he said.

‘‘This is a great way to cel­e­brate Aus­tralia Day and en­joy a nice freshly cooked break­fast.

‘‘There will be plenty of tourists in the area, so this will give them some­thing to do on Aus­tralia Day and also give them an op­por­tu­nity to en­joy our fore­shore.

‘‘It would be great to see fam­i­lies from across the shire at­tend as we want to show­case how good the old boat ramp is for events.

‘‘The rub­ber duck race will be per­fect for the fam­ily and lots of fun for ev­ery­one.’’

Jo Ruf­fin and Kerry Davies at last year’s Tocumwal Cham­ber of Com­merce event.

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