Relay baton on course
By ED SOUTHORN
THE Melbourne Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Relay is fast approaching the Tweed.
Commonwealth Games organisers are hoping the big crowds who turned out to watch the 2000 Sydney Olympics Torch Relay in the Tweed will front up again to see the Queen's Baton on Tuesday, January 31.
On that day, the baton will arrive at Murwillumbah just after 10am (NSW). It will be carried along the Tweed Valley Way from Holland Street, left into Alma Street, over the bridge, down Wollumbin Street, right into Nullum Street, right into Murwillumbah Street, right into Commercial Road and left back over the bridge.
Baton runners scheduled for the Murwillumbah "leg" include Ed- ward Downes (Kyogle), Robert Jones (Clothiers Creek), Suzanne Lofts (Murwillumbah), John MacGregor-Skinner (Murwillumbah), Hugh Small (Murwillumbah) and Josh Watson (Bilambil).
From Murwillumbah, the Queen's Baton will be driven to Minjungbal Drive outside the Tweed City shopping centre, arriving around 11am (NSW). It will be carried along Minjungbal Drive, over Boyds Bay Bridge, along Wharf Street, right into Brett Street, left into Powell Street, left into Florence Street, right back into Wharf Street and on to the Queensland border.
On the Tweed Heads "leg", scheduled baton runners include Ian Cousins (Banora Point), Neville Douglas (Banora Point), Christine Goodman (Bilambil), Frank Murphy (Tweed Heads) and Barry Rogers (Tugun).