Get set for a party on Australia Day

Grenfell will honour its top citizens and community groups during a packed program which is planned for the Grenfell Australia Day celebrations in Taylor Park on Friday, January 26.

Program for Australia Day

  • 8am Musical Entertainment
  • 8am BBQ Breakfast
  • 8.30am Children’s drawing competition begins
  • 9am Official Opening Ceremony
  • 9.01am Acknowledgement of Country
  • 9.02am Flag raising and national anthem
  • 9.05am Prayer of thanks
  • 9.10am Welcome to ambassador
  • 9.15am Address by ambassador
  • 9.25am Thank you to ambassador and presentation of pin and gift
  • 9.28am Presentation of Australia Day awards by Weddin Shire mayor Mark Liebich
  • 9.50am Judging of children’s colouring in competition
  • 10.10am Poetry reading competition
  • 10.15am Awarding of children’s colouring competition
  • 10.20am Thank you to all participants and close of official ceremony

In case of wet weather the Australia Day ceremony will be held in Soldiers Memorial Hall at the corner of Church Street and Middle Street.

Award finalists

Three of Grenfel’l’s finest are in line for the top award on Australia Day.

Andrew Hooper, Leann Logan and Peter Mitton are Grenfell’s nominations for the Australia Day Citizen of the Year award.

Senior Citizen of the Year nominees are Hugh Moffitt, Meryl Hunter, Pene Starr and John Hetheringtion.

The Community Event/Organisation of the Year will be the Henry Lawson Festival- 60th Anniversary.

Community Achievement Award Youth Achievement Award nominees are Dana Yerbury, Marie Knight, Hayley Taylor, Halle West and Lila Yates.

Breakfast for Australia Day

Musical entertainment and a hearty breakfast will kick off the celebrations from 8am.

Australia Day ambassador will be Sandra Ireson who is the 2017 NSW/ACT Agrifutures Rural Women’s Award winner. 

In 2014, she co-developed the Hay Inc. Rural Education Program.

She owns and operates a beef cattle and sheep enterprise near Booligal.