Bonzer day out, ice-cream too
THE first report of an ice cream-like substance dates back to China in 200 BC.
But that hasn't stopped Pottsville Beach Lions Club from incorporating an ice cream-eating competition into their Australia Day activities.
There will also be thong-throwing, golf putting and Aussie hat- making from 9am at the local sports club.
Bryce Klitgaard, 8, said he was looking forward to all the fun activities, but especially the ice cream comp.
"I am going to be one of the ones to beat," Bryce said.
Toby Jackson, 9, said he had been practicing throwing thongs.
"I'm looking forward to catching up with family and friends and family and a good old Aussie barbecue," Toby said.
It's Bogangar's turn to stage the official Tweed Shire Australia Day ceremony this year, which will kick-off at 11am on Monday at the public school.
Australia Day Awards will be presented and 30 Tweed residents will become naturalised Aussies.
True-blue, celebration guide
Kingscliff Lions Park from 7am - breakfast, tug-of-war and flag-raising ceremony
Tumbulgum's Brian Breckenridge Field from 8am. Breakfast, a cricket challenge, gumboot-throwing, best decorated bike and a soccer shootout
Tyalgum events kick off with a street parade along Coolman St, followed by a flag-raising event at the local hall and sporting events on Bruce Bartrim Oval.
Burringbar family fun day at the district sports club from 10.30am followed by an awards presentation, barbecue and flag-raising, and kids' novelty events plus golf and fishing competitions and a live band.