THE Myall Coast is gearing up to celebrate Australia Day on Friday 26 January with a huge program of community events planned for the region.
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Celebrations at Hawks Nest are being organised by Tea Gardens Lioness Club and include the annual Citizen of the Year presentation.
Club Secretary Ann Hill told News Of The Area they are expecting around 600 people to join the celebrations.
“We are hoping that all locals and visitors can come along,” she said.
“All money raised will go back into the local community.”
Eight-year-old Claire Tufrey said she will be dressing in Aussie colours for the festivities.
“It’s always lots of fun and I am looking forward to enjoying the day with my family and friends,” she said.
Karuah RSL Club is known to go all out for their celebrations, and this year is certainly no different.
The event is modelled on a country show and includes food and cooking competitions with all produce to be auctioned off.
The proceeds from the day, raised from entry fees and auctions, will be donated to Karuah, North Arm Cove and Limeburners Rural Fire Brigades.
Organisers around the region hope everyone will get involved in the local Australia Day events.
Bulahdelah: Court House Museum
The event is being organised by the Historical Society and will commences at 5.30pm with tours through the museum.
A sausage sizzle at 6.30pm will be followed by an Australiana quiz, poetry reading and a singalong.
The evening will conclude with a local history audio-visual presentation.
Hawks Nest: Moira Parade Park
The festivities commence at 8.00am and run until midday.
The program includes Aussie games for the children, music, entertainment, the 2018 Citizen of the Year presentation and a flypast from Williamtown RAAF.
Sausage sandwiches, bacon and egg rolls, damper, lamingtons and drinks will be on sale at a very reasonable price.
Karuah: RSL Club
An amateur produce competition and auction will begin at 12.30pm followed by a thong throwing at 2.00pm and fun bowls at 3.00pm.
The function room will come alive with music from Jumpin Jukebox from 4.00pm.
The celebrations will continue into the evening and will conclude with a fireworks display at 9.00pm.