Ararat hosts Queen’s Baton
Ararat Rural City Council hosted a leg of the Queen’s Baton Relay last week in the lead-up to the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.
Baton bearers, including former Olympic cyclist Shane Kelly returning to his home town, carried the Queen’s Baton along Barkly Street, onto Albert Street and back along High Street before entering Alexandra Gardens.
The route was lined with enthusiastic supporters, who then joined in celebrations at Alexandra Oval Community Centre.
• Pictured making memories are, clockwise from above; Shane Kelly with members of Ararat Little Athletics Club; Kelly in action; Joel Freeland runs with the baton; and Chloe Dumore with her mum Donna. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER