Before backing a winner for the Melbourne Cup, residents and visitors have an opportunity to attend the Tocumwal Community Big Breakfast on Saturday, November 5.
Hosted by Tocumwal Chamber of Commerce and Tourism at the Tocumwal Foreshore, organisers say they are aiming to break their attendance record this year.
‘‘We’re hoping to break the sitting Tocumwal record of 780 ‘people seated at a table eating breakfast’,’’ Chamber committee member and event organiser Liz Lang said.
‘‘Last year it was raining and very wet so we only had around 300 people attend, but it was still a great day.
‘‘We’re hoping the weather will be more kind this year.’’
Local community groups will serve food and drinks.
The Tocumwal Public School will cook bacon and eggs, Tocumwal Playgroup will serve brekkie muffins, Rotary Club will provide freshly squeezed orange juice, the Berrigan Shire International Swimming Club will offer fresh fruit and the Tocumwal Cricket Club will be flipping pancakes.
There will also be a coffee van serving barista fresh coffee and tea.
All money raised will be donated back to the community groups involved.
Mrs Lang said the Big Breakfast is about getting together with friends and family.
‘‘We’re inviting all people in the shire, not just people from Tocumwal,’’ she said.
‘‘This isn’t just about breaking the record, it’s a great morning to get the town together to support the local community groups.’’
Children’s entertainment will be running throughout the morning from Mad Hatter Tea Party, and music will be played by a blues band from Sydney.
Feel free to bring your own chair for the breakfast, or provide extra funds for community groups by hiring one for a gold coin donation.
The Big Breakfast will start from 8.30am at the Tocumwal Foreshore.