SUNDAY is Australia Day and what better way to celebrate the nation’s birthday than a fun day at Island Park. Every year Glenelg Shire Council opens its purse and puts on a fun day for the whole family at Island Park to celebrate Australia Day and announce the shire’s young and old citizens of the year. The senior award last year was shared by Casterton identity Steve Zippel and Tyrendarra’s Rawson Orchard, while the year before the award went to went to former paramedic and current member of the Casterton Urban Fire Brigade Terry Baker. Could there be another surprise Casterton recipient announced on Sunday? The day is open to all residents and visitors to Casterton and they will join in with the council’s free Australia Day community celebrations in Portland and Heywood. The celebrations include free entertainment, food and addresses by the 2014 Australia Day ambassador for Casterton, Herald Sun executive editor Alan Howe. Glenelg Shire Mayor Cr John Northcott Stephens said that there would be plenty of fun for people of all ages at the Australia Day events across the Shire. Full story in The Casterton News on Wednesday, January 22, 2014
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