Clarence Valley Independent

Pignic Races continues to draw crowd

Three little pigs. Image: Lynne Mowbray

Lynne Mowbray|

The Noah’s Thoroughbred Racing Pigs were in fine form for the running of this year’s Iluka Woombah Rotary Club Pignic Race Day, which was held at the Iluka Bowling Club on Sunday.

Spokesperson for the Iluka Woombah Rotary Club Stephen Behn said that because of the high temperature, this year’s event had been moved from midday, to a 4pm start.

“We’ve had a wonderful response to that,” Mr Behn said.

“There was a huge crowd turn out on Sunday afternoon, so we’re very impressed.

“The crowd appeared to be up on last year,” he said.

Mr Behn said that the annual Pignic Races was one of their biggest fund raisers for the year, apart from the Iluka Markets, which the club also runs.

“Everyone loves the Pignic Races,” Mr Behn said.

“It’s something for the holiday makers to do, that’s a little different and it’s a great way for the whole town to get together.

“We’d like to thank all our volunteers and the people in town and surrounding district for their sponsorship especially our major sponsor BCU, who we are very pleased to have on board.

“We’d also like to thank the Iluka Bowling Club who is equally as big a sponsor; providing the venue for the Pignic Races.

“It’s a family friendly day and everyone enjoyed it,” he said.

They’re off and racing. Image: Lynne Mowbray.
The Baker family of Woody Head. Image: Lynne Mowbray.
Entertainment was by ‘Croaker and the Honey Bee’. Image: Lynne Mowbray.
The Pignic Races are always a crowd pleaser. Image: Lynne Mowbray.
Kermit and Miss Piggy. Image: Lynne Mowbray.
Iluka Woombah Rotary Club members and volunteers. Image: Lynne Mowbray.
L-R Kim and Tyler Broadway of Melbourne and Cathy Lonsdale of Yamba. Image: Lynne Mowbray.
Eden Rowbotton of Armidale and Cassandra McClelland of ‘Make me Smile’ face painting. Image: Lynne Mowbray.
Pigging out. Image: Lynne Mowbray.

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