MARK your diaries for a fun way to start 2020 with Port Parham New Year’s Gala Day on Wednesday, January 1.
The gala day has been running for more than 60 years, and will be held on land managed by the Port Parham Sports and Social Club.
It was initiated by the former Port Parham Progress Association and back in its hey day, attracted more than 1000 people to events held on the beach.
All the action starts at 11am until around 3.30pm, with fun and games for the whole family to enjoy.
Activities include gnome throwing, egg toss, rolling pin throwing, flat races in age groups, beach girls and beach boys competitions (age groups from babies to the very mature!)
Other major features of the day are the Parham Sheffield, a 75m dash event, decorated bike competitions for the kids, and the Parham Regatta team event, a fiercely contested race in open bottomed boats.
There are conditions though – boats must be designed to this year’s theme, ‘Fish of the Sea’ and be at least 700mm high on three sides.
The event is open to anyone, but you need to contact local community organisations to enter a team.
Lunch will be provided by the Dublin Cricket Club and the club’s bar will be open (no BYO).
Mayor of the Adelaide Plains Council, Mark Wasley, will be a judge of events together with Trevor and Lynn Bellchambers who are developing a property at Webb Beach.
For any queries, please contact event coordinator, Alvin Jenkin on 08 8529 2504.