Get on board raft day
IT'S on again - the annual Tweed Coast Raft Race and Picnic Day, organised by the Cabarita Beach Surf Life Saving Club.
The family day at Pottsville's picturesque Hardy Park and Mooball Creek, to be held this coming Sunday, January 9, raises money for surf life saving equipment and for the club's building fund.
Club fundraising coordinator Peter O'Donnell yesterday said he was hoping for a large turnout this year with more entries for the afternoon raft race than the 13 competitors who lined up in 2004.
Swimming and paddling races and novelty events including egg and spoon and sack races for nippers will be held on Sunday morning, followed by the raft race in the creek around 1.30pm before a pingpong-ball race.
More than 3000 numbered ping-pong balls are for sale at $2 each. The balls are floated down the creek and the first three balls to cross the finish line win cash prizes of $400, $200 and $100.
The big day is wellsponsored by local businesses. Inquiries: ph (02) 6677 7557.