Time to shine

By Cobram Courier

The Katamatite community is looking forward to celebrating the annual Big Day Out in a Little Town event.

Hosted by the Katamatite Lions Club for the fourth year, the event showcases the big heart found in the little town of Katamatite.

Visitors will be treated to more than 60 market stalls, art exhibitions, rock ’n’ roll dancers, face painting and activities for families.

There will also be a dog jumping competition, drone demonstrations and paramedic CPR and defibrillator demonstrations.

Katamatite Lions Club event co-ordinator Rob Peachey said a crowd of about 100 people was expected.

‘‘The event will be full of fun, festivities and great community spirit,’’ he said.

‘‘It is a family day and there is plenty of entertainment for the kids.’’

Mr Peachey said one of the highlights at this year’s event would be chainsaw art created by last year’s Australian chainsaw carving champion Rob Bast.

‘‘Rob Bast will carve out a six-foot tall sculpture that will later be placed in the township of Katamatite,’’ Mr Peachey said.

He said crowds could look forward to a visit from Melbourne-based mural artist Baden Johnson, who would be creating a landscape mural for the town.

‘‘We will also hear bush poetry from local poets Trevor Hargreaves from Yarrawonga and Chris Smith from Cobram,’’ he said.

All proceeds from the day will be donated to drought relief.

Big Day Out In A Little Town is on Sunday from 9am to 4pm at Katamatite Recreation Reserve.

Entry is $5 for adults. Children under 12 will be admitted free.

●For more information, phone Trish on 0428 295 336 or email [email protected]