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Australia Day celebrations in Foster

THE lawns outside Foster Museum and Foster Library will be the place to be this Saturday afternoon for the Corner Inlet Australia Day celebrations. Marg Haycroft, who heads the local Australia Day committee, always arranges a fun-filled day and this year will be no exception.

A highlight will be the ‘Create a Corner Inlet Flag’ competition. Prizes will be awarded in four categories: Adult, Teenage, Primary School and Kindergarten. The flags will be on display on Saturday.

With Corner Inlet lucky enough to have cricketing great Paul Sheahan as the visiting Australia Day Ambassador this year, Marg has organised a backyard cricket match between the Ambassador’s 11 and Corner Inlet. The match is set to begin at 1pm and should prove quite a spectacle.

The celebrations will begin at 12 noon with a BBQ, music, stalls and community displays. The judging of the flag competition will take place at 1.45pm.

Paul Sheahan, who followed his cricketing success with a long and distinguished career in education, will give an address after the flag raising and the National Anthem at 2pm. This will be followed by presentations to the Corner Inlet Citizen of the Year, Community Event of the Year and competition winners. The award for Corner Inlet Community Event of the Year will be presented to the Corner Inlet Pony Club 50th anniversary celebrations. As for the other award winners, to be first to know you will have to come along on January 26 and join in the fun!


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