Tocumwal host­ing awards cer­e­mony

Southern Riverina news - - AUSTRALIA DAY CELEBRATIONS 2019 -

The sunny Tocumwal Fore­shore is a great way to start the day this Satur­day and cel­e­brate Aus­tralia Day.

As part of the two year ro­ta­tion sys­tem for Aus­tralia Day awards in the Ber­ri­gan Shire, Tocumwal will host Aus­tralia Day this year and 2020 be­fore go­ing to Fin­ley for 2021 and 2022.

A free break­fast will be pro­vided be­fore the win­ners of the Aus­tralia Day Awards — in­clud­ing Cit­i­zen of the Year — are an­nounced at the old boat ramp and wharf.

Last year’s Cit­i­zen of the Year John Hand will be a spe­cial guest speaker, and there will also be bush poet Rob Jones and mu­sic by Cal­lum Glee­son.

Tocumwal based coun­cil­lor and Aus­tralia Day or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee mem­ber Colin Jones said it will be an ex­cit­ing morn­ing for the Ber­ri­gan Shire.

‘‘We’re invit­ing all com­mu­nity mem­bers of the Ber­ri­gan Shire to at­tend on Satur­day.

‘‘With the sun­shine, Mur­ray River and gum trees I couldn’t think of some­thing more Aus­tralian on Aus­tralia Day.

‘‘It’s a great op­por­tu­nity to cel­e­brate the di­ver­sity and com­mu­nity driven ci­ti­zens.

‘‘Satur­day is about cel­e­brat­ing the na­tion’s his­tory and feel­ing proud to be an Aus­tralian.’’

To pay trib­ute to the rich farm­ing com­mu­nity in the Ber­ri­gan Shire there will be a blade shear­ing demon­stra­tion.

Cr Jones is rec­om­mend­ing at­ten­dees ar­rive early to get a good park­ing spot.

‘‘As it’s a Fore­shore Mar­ket day it will be quite busy.

‘‘Park on Hen­nessey St or at the re­cre­ation re­serve and then make your way along the beau­ti­ful bird walk to the fore­shore.’’

The com­mu­nity bar­be­cue starts at 8am, with the for­mal cer­e­mony sched­uled for 9am.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.