Organisers of Innes Park Australia Day celebrations, Sandra and Alan Mackay have been flat out like lizards drinking getting things prepared for Wednesday.
Organisers of Innes Park Australia Day celebrations, Sandra and Alan Mackay have been flat out like lizards drinking getting things prepared for Wednesday. Scottie Simmonds

Innes Park Aussie spirit strong

THE Innes Park Neighbourhood Watch group will put on a display of true Aussie spirit tomorrow at their second Australia Day Carnival.

From 8am to 3.30pm the Innes Park Reserve will be alive with the sounds of music, fun and good old Aussie tradition.

Organisers Alan and Sandra Mackay have spent five months arranging the event, which boasts all-day entertainment along with rides, stalls, and competitions.

“It gives the community something to look forward to and it will have something for everyone,” Mr Mackay said.

“Each year, Australians are becoming more patriotic and this is a good way to celebrate it.”

The day will include an auction of almost 100 items, which will raise funds for four Bundaberg groups.

“We've got 97 items up for auction – jewellery, an Esky combo, jackets and tapestries,” Mrs Mackay said.

The Innes Park couple said they were touched by the number of people and businesses who had chipped in to make the day possible from Burnett Express who provided a truck trailer as a stage to individuals who donated their time.

The fun will be expanded this year with the new addition of a dance floor expected to see plenty of action.

Other Australia Day events include:

Alexandra Park 4pm-7.30pm

South Kolan Hotel 11am-3pm

Gin Gin RSL Hall 8am-10.30am

Woodgate Community Hall 7am-9am

The Esplanade, Bargara 6.30am-9am

Elliott Heads Community Hall 7am-9.30am

Moore Park Beach Community Hall 8am-noon

Burnett Heads Community Hall 7.30am-9am

Isis Cultural Centre 6am-noon

Endeavour Park, Agnes Water 8am-noon



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