Young horseman Carter McHugh with Harley the thoroughbred.
Young horseman Carter McHugh with Harley the thoroughbred. Blainey Woodham

Tyalgum’s big day out to celebrate 105 years of festival

THE tiny town of Tyalgum will celebrate the 105th year of its flagship festival today.The event was founded in 1908 to raise funds for the community hall.

Tyalgum Diggers Sports and Family Fun Day celebrates the history of the town and its unique link to the Australian Light Horse soldiers of the First World War and the Boer War.

Tyalgum brothers Syd and Alan Worthington served with the Light Horse in their service.

"There's a lot going on, from fireworks, market stalls, bush-skills demonstrations, a petting zoo, lots of children's games and an ice-cream eating competition," Fun Day president Peter Meadows said.

"The fundraising aspect supports organisations throughout the Tweed, such as the Murwillumbah Hospital, the Rural Fire Service."

The Fun Day takes place from 11am until 10pm at Tyalgum Sporting Grounds. Tickets are $3 for adults and $10 for families of four or more.



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