Another huge family day coming up this Easter
Looking for a day of good family fun this Easter? Look no further than the Orange Camel Races on Easter Sunday.
This is now the fifth year, the local Lions Club have put on the colourful charity event, with all profits raised going to Give Me 5 For Kids to purchase vital equipment for the children’s ward at Orange Hospital.
Chairman of the organising committee, Graeme Eggleston said he is very pleased with the way the event is coming together.
“The organising committee is again expecting another huge crowd,” said Graeme. “And present indications are that there will be a very good roll up of camels for the races.
Graeme said the Camel Races are a day of fun for all ages, with novelty events held throughout the day.
“There will once again be toy camel races for the children along with a gum boot throwing competition for adults and children. These will be held in between the main camel races,” he said.
People are also encouraged to dress up for the traditional fancy dress competition — the wackier the better!
There will be plenty of food outlets to cater for the crowd and over 40 market sites have been booked already.
“We may be able to squeeze a few more stalls in but there are a lot of inquiries and anyone wishing to book a site should contact Mr Peter Fuge on 0428 385 816 as soon as possible,” said Graeme.
The sponsorship from Orange businesses has far exceeded expectations, said Graeme, who wish to thank them for their tremendous continued support.
“If there is a business out there that would like to be a sponsor then they should contact me on 0428 270 447. Any donation will make the donor a sponsor and funds from our last Camel Races assisted Give me 5 for Kids in purchasing vitally needed equipment for the Children’s Ward,” said Graeme.
Entry to the Camel races is just $10 for adults, $5 for aged pensioners and free for children under the age of 16.
Gates open at 9am Sunday 21 April, 2019, first race gets underway at 10am.