The Rotary Club of Esperance’s 2019 Australia Day Fair is set to be great day for children and families.
The Saturday, January 26 free event will be held from 9:00am to 2:00pm at the Adventure Land Park.
Event organiser and Rotarian Graham MacKenzie said the club wanted to deliver a more community oriented event compared with the past few years.
“This year we've gone all out to bring [children’s activities] back into the program so that it is more of a family day than it has been previously,” he said.
Mr MacKenzie said the day would feature children’s activities, supported by the Apex Club, including merry-go-rounds, bouncy castles, children’s games and novelty races.
There will also be free ice-creams for children.
A highlight of the fair will be the Australia Day Challenge Tug of War, sponsored by IGO.
The heats for the tug of war will be held from 11:00am to 12:00pm, with the final at 12:00pm.
Teams for tug of war cannot be more than 10 and there must be a minimum of three females.
Nomination forms for the tug of war can be downloaded from the Rotary Club’s website.
There will be an $800 prize for the winning team and $200 for the runner-up.
The Esperance Brass Band and local musicians will perform from 9:00am to 1:00pm.
Presentations, including Citizenship Awards will then be held from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.
The Esperance Vintage Car Club and Esperance Mechanical Restoration Group will hold displays at the event.