Join the Australia Day 2017 celebrations in Aberdeen, Merriwa, Murrurundi and Scone on Thursday 26 January 2017 including presentations by the Australia Day Ambassadors.
Australia Day awards will be presented in each region for Community Group, Citizen and Young Citizen, Achiever and Young Achiever. In Scone and Murrurundi there are Sports Achievers and in Merriwa there are awards for Sustainability in Business and Environmental Achievement. The Upper Hunter Shire Australia Day Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen, are chosen from the town winners.
NOMINATIONS IN EACH TOWN
ACTIVITIES IN EACH TOWN
Aberdeen: Ambassador: Writer Dr Benjamin Veness. 1pm Awards ceremony and lunch at the Sport and Recreation Club, Jefferson Park. $15 bookings essential on 6543 7226.
Merriwa: Ambassadors: Pauline Carrigan from Where There’s a Will Foundation and John Paul Young OAM renowned for hit songs "Love Is in the Air", "Yesterday's Hero" and "I Hate the Music" and also a long time supporter of children’s charities. 10.30am Awards ceremony and free barbecue lunch, Merriwa RSL Club. Free Merriwa pool entry 2pm to 6pm with games, prizes, free sausage sizzle, and a local DJ playing great Australian music.
Murrurundi: Ambassador: Greg Donovan, founder of Born to Run which raises funds and awareness of Type 1 diabetes. 8am Murra Country Markets to 4pm. 10am parade, 11.30am Awards ceremony and games at Wilson Memorial Oval, entertainment by Pat Drummond, barbecue and Mayor’s 7 cricket match at 3pm. 1pm to 6pm Free Murrurundi pool entry.
Scone: Ambassador: Writer Dr Benjamin Veness. 10.30am Awards ceremony at Scone Council Chambers. Scone RSL Pipes and Drums and Scone Singers will be back. Refreshments from Scone CWA. Free Scone pool entry noon to 4pm with Lions’ sausage sizzle, Sparkles the Clown, and Music from Cam’s disco.
Upper Hunter Shire Council is a local government authority and provides an extensive array of services including health and building; town planning; aged care; sporting and recreational facilities; roads; libraries; garbage collection; airport facilities; saleyards; public venues; water; children, youth and families and tourist information.