Celebration central for Oz Day

January 25, 2018

Tocumwal Chamber of Commerce members (back, from left) Liz Lang, Juda Crawford, Leonie Smith and Sergio Redegalli get into the Australia Day spirit with the help of youngsters (from left) Nina Crawford and Marius, Hadrian and Alex Redegalli.

There will be plenty of opportunities to celebrate Australia Day across the Southern Riverina this Friday, and the predictions are there will be ideal weather conditions in which to do so.

The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting a partly cloudy day in the Southern Riverina, with a top of 39°C.

Most local events will be held early enough to escape the intense heat of the day, or in the evening when the sun starts to go down.

But make sure to pack your sunscreen, hat and bottle of water, and maybe even your swimmers.

Locals and visitors alike have the chance to experience a wide array of celebrations and ceremonies, and could even attend more than one.

Berrigan Shire’s official celebrations and awards ceremony will be a breakfast event at Barooga.

Running concurrently in other Berrigan Shire towns will be the family fun day at the Tocumwal Foreshore and the traditional Berrigan Country Women’s Association breakfast at its Chanter St rooms.

For those a little further out of town, there will be the Edward River Council’s breakfast celebrations in Deniliquin.

Murrumbidgee Council will host its famous twilight event at Luke Park that evening, which will end with the famous fireworks display.

More details on local celebrations can be found in our Australia Day feature, on pages 12 and 13.

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