Picnic fun for everyone

Good old-fashioned fun is sure to be had at the Donnellys Crossing Picnic Sports Day

The Donnellys Crossing Picnic Sports Day has been keeping traditions alive since the mid 1920s and will do it again this year on Saturday, March 17.

Organiser, Michelle Cobb, invites people to come along and enjoy an old-fashioned country day.

“They can enjoy lots of laughs and try new things they might not have done before,” she says.

As the event falls on St Patrick’s Day, people are encouraged to dress to theme and could be in to win some spot prizes.

Michelle says many local people have fond childhood memories of the event, which is why she keeps the event going every year.

There will be novelty races, tug-of-war, gumboot throwing, egg catching, a water dunk event, needle in the haystack, raffles and many more.

Historical photos and articles about the area will also be on display, along with refreshments put on as a fundraiser for Aranga School. A car boot sale will also be held for $5 per car. 

The event will be well signposted from State Highway 12. At Donnellys Crossing, turn into Old Mill Road. The sports ground is on the right at the end of the road.

Bring plenty of change as eftpos is not available and entry is a gold coin for each vehicle. Gates open at 10.30am.


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