Start 2011 with a Super Fun Day

SAWTELLIANS won’t be hard to find today – they’ll all be congregating in the main street – First Avenue – and then heading off the to Sawtell Reserve.

Once again the Sawtell community is kicking off the New Year with a Super Fun Day that is filled with nostalgia, colour and excitement.

The Chairman of the Sawtell Super Fun Day committee, Warren Hollyman, is looking forward to another enjoyable event.

“There are many highlights on this day but the street parade is something to behold,” Mr Hollyman said.

“More than 90 years of tradition is something very exciting and we have seen this day not only provides fun and laughter but a valuable boost to local business,” he said.

The New Year’s Day festivities kick off with a 5.5km fun run through Sawtell at 9am, followed by a street procession down First Avenue at 10am which will include motorbikes, floats and decorated bicycles with prizes to be won in a variety of categories.

On the reserve there will be sprinting competitions for different age groups throughout the day and fun-filled attractions like wood chopping, market stalls, carnival rides, a line dancing exhibition and music.

New this year is a two-hour children’s music and games special, where kids 12 years and under can win prizes and be truly in their element.

The Sawtellian of the Year Award will be announced at 11.30 this morning.

The award recognises community service and last year Terry De Carle was recognised for 30 years of dedication to the Surf Life Saving Club, from patrolling to fund- raising, coaching and administration.

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