PROGRAM – TUESDAY 26th JANUARY 2016
Tyalgum village is set to celebrate Australia Day with an Aussie bush style community get together, including Anzac biscuit and Damper baking competitions, and a street parade with prizes for the best bikes, vehicles, people and four legged companions.
Focal point of the community; games activities for the kids, an Aussie sing-along and morning tea will be held at Tyalgum Hall, along with a Fire Brigade display and novelty events.
After the parade and presentations, all eyes will turn to the annual Tyalgum Australia vs India cricket match, a keenly contested tradition with the teams drawing on locals from both backgrounds.
A BBQ food, soft drinks and a licensed bar will be available at the Oval during the cricket, with visitors welcome to BYO eskies. Local cafes, the general store and the pub will be open to provide visitors with a warm Tyalgum hospitality during the day.
Auriel Bartrim will be at the Hall at 9am to accept entries in ANZAC and Damper comps – with (lucky) locals Peter and Normie judging these, so you might want to butter them up.
1st/2nd/3rd places in each category will be announced and awarded in Hall prior to morning tea.
Bruce Bartrim is heading the parade and will marshall participants at Norco Park at 9am.
Prizes will be awarded for best decorated bikes, horses, people etc. Judges are appointed on the day and prize money to come from $300 TSC grant.
The flag raising, National Anthem, and School Captain’s addresses will take place at the Flagpole, and the MC will introduce Bruce for the welcome, with the presentation of parade prize winners following.
Aussie Sing along with keyboard – MC and all singing. Word books will be placed or passed around and collected at finish. (10/15 mins.)
Morning tea starts at around 1030am, with games activities for the kids outside, looked after by Karen Townson, while morning tea is taken. Karen has submitted a lively list of games, and Tyalgum Ridge Retreat is kindly donating ice-cream and other games requirements.
The cricket starts 1130am at Bruce Bartrim Oval, with a BBQ, soft drinks and licensed bar available, and the raffle will be drawn at Cricket when time is right.
Information kindly provided by Bob McDonald. For more information or to get involved, please contact Bob on 0439 722 851, or Peter Meadows on 0428 793 055.
Assemble at Norco Park @ 9.00 am
Parade commences at 9.30 am
ANZAC biscuits and damper competition entries to hall by 9.00am.
AUSTRALIA DAY PRESENTATION
TYALGUM COMMUNITY HALL 10.00am
• Tyalgum School Captains’ Address
• Flag raising
• National Anthem
• Welcome (Mr Bruce Bartrim)
• Presentation of Australia Day Awards
• Presentation to winners (junior & senior– ANZAC biscuits / damper)
• Best decorated prizes (bikes / floats) awarded
• Aussie sing-a-long ( Mr Dennis Scanlon)
• Morning Tea
• Children’s Activities (Mrs Karen Townson)
• Australia Day raffle drawn
Fire Brigade display and novelty events
CRICKET MATCH – AUSTRALIA v INDIA – 11.30 am START
Bruce Bartrim Oval
Food and soft drinks available / BYO eskies