Mardi gras for Woolgoolga
IN an ambitious plan to make Woolgoolga party central for seniors next year the Seniors Centre will be hosting a Mardi Gras.
But before you pull out your feathered boa, spangled bikini and body paint it's not that sort of Mardi Gras.
The Woolgoolga Seniors Centre are going to host a Grey Mardi Gras and Sports Week in conjunction with Seniors Week in March next year.
The inaugural event will include a street parade, a luncheon to celebrate the Senior Citizen of the Year and the sports week.
Invitations have already been sent out to a wide assortment of seniors groups and organisers are hoping for several thousand people to turn up in the first year.
The parade will be followed up by a competitive sports week where seniors can compete in lawn and indoor bowls, tennis, table tennis, golf, darts, snooker.
Seniors Centre president, Mr Ron Whelan, said the he hoped the whole community would be involved in the street parade.
“People will come here and have a hell of a lot of fun,” he said.
He said the plan was actually inspired by a similar event in Gunnedah which had proven to be a successful drawcard to the region.