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Family fun on offer at Molyullah

By Benalla Ensign

The 119th iconic Molyullah Easter Fair will return this Easter Monday with a range of fun activities for all in attendance.

The popular event, which is organised and run by the Molyullah Hall and Recreation Reserve Committee of Management, will feature the usual raffle tickets on sale in 40 local shops and businesses.

Organiser Bill Willett said the committee would like to thank those businesses and event sponsors for their support.

‘‘We have also been out in front of various establishments in the city selling tickets for the most sought-after first prize of a $500 food voucher,’’ Mr Willett said.

‘‘And there are plenty of other Guessing competitions to enter on the day, and the ticket sellers are waiting for your patronage.

‘‘Plants and produce has been collected and there is a considerable amount of Jumble ready for the 10 o’clock rush on Easter Monday.

‘‘The Recreation Ground has been hampered, like the rest of the district through lack of rainfall, but we still hope to run a competitive horse competition despite this setback.

‘‘All the usual events have been organised for your enjoyment, including the novelty events for Pony Club competition.’’

Horse events start at 8.30am, and most of the free kids competitions will start as soon as there are enough children ready.

All the popular attractions that attendees are used to seeing are ready to go and there are plenty of eggs for the egg-throwing competition.

The spinning wheel has been stocked to the roof with prizes and will start at 11am.

There will be a merry-go round, gumboot throwing, skateboard riding, wool-bale rolling, three-legged races and a jumping castle on-site.

The popular children’s races will begin at 2pm.

Demonstrations by the Harry Ferguson Tractor Club and the Warby Engine Club will be carried out throughout the day and there are a few classic cars on display as well.