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SUNDAY, APRIL 23
10am - 3pm
PROOF TO KERRY
APRIL 23, 2017
Entry $5 per adult
Quality local country produce
and products. Activities
including Howling Huskies
demonstrations, music, vintage
cars and bikes, food, games,
face painting, and much
Come along for:
A Lions Club of
Strzelecki Inc. Event
10am - 3pm
The Poowong Hotel
with fun and a friendly atmosphere
Lunch Wednesday - Sunday 12noon-2.30pm
Dinner Wednesday - Saturday 6 - 9pm
SENIOR meals available
Wednesdays | PARMA NIGHT $16
All occasions catered for including birthdays,
weddings and engagements
1 Ranceby Rd, Poowong Phone: 5659 2351
1st Sunday every month from 3pm with BBQ
Open Mondays from 2pm,
Tuesday-Sunday from 11am
Proudly supporting the
Poowong Family Fun Day
THERE’S no doubting the drive and communi-
ty spirit that can be found in Poowong, Loch and
Nyora, and it will be on display for all to see at
the Poowong Family Fun Day on Sunday, April 23.
The Lions Club of Strzelecki, which covers the
three towns and surrounding districts, is organis-
ing the event that will include non-stop action from
10am to 3pm at the Poowong Recreation Reserve.
Noel Gregg from the Strzelecki Lions said
the event is designed to promote everything the
area has to offer.
“The primary reason for staging this event is
to promote Poowong and the broader area.
“We’re offering family entertainment to bring
people to the area that didn’t know it existed, or
knew very little about us.
“We’re focussing on the south eastern sub-
urbs, and also South Gippsland, because we
are off the beaten track and can be missed.”
Mr Gregg said community groups and busi-
nesses from all three towns will be involved.
“We’re called the Strzelecki Lions Club because
it’s a general name that covers the three towns.
They’re all different but all complement each other.
“We’re that little bit of countryside before you
get to Korumburra and Leongatha and we’re
looking to promote the whole area to people
who don’t get up here.
“I was in the Mornington Peninsula and Cran-
bourne area last week talking to people about
our neck of the woods and everyone’s inter-
ested. We just need to talk ourselves up a bit
more,” Mr Gregg said.
The Poowong Family Fun Day will provide the
perfect chance to do that.
The day will feature loads of family entertain-
ment, a huge range of stalls and displays you’d
usually see at local markets bringing a mix of
art, craft, produce and plants.
There’ll be animals in action with draught
horse and cart rides, vintage cars will be on
display, and the local tourism association and
historical groups will provide details about the
area’s past, present and future.
The kids can have their faces painted and
play games, and there will be a wide range of
Another feature will be the gate prize, where
everyone who pays the $5 entry fee (kids admit-
ted free) will be in the running to win prizes.
So whether you’re from Poowong, Phillip
Island or Pakenham, get along to the fun day
and find out what this fabulous little corner of
South Gippsland has to offer.
THE Howling Huskys Demo Team performance
is a fun and suspenseful display of six sled dogs
attached to a dryland buggy who can easily pull
more than 400kg, more than four times their own
body weight. They’ll be part of the entertainment
at the Poowong Family Fun Day.
Kiri Allen from the team said the dogs love to
wow their audiences with their strength, deter-
mination, excitement and intelligence.
“The dogs thrive on crowd involvement mak-
ing our display highly interactive.
“Our performance is not only exciting but
also educational as we explain how a sled dog
team works by comparing the different roles of
“We briefly outline the origins of the breed
and emphasise that they are bred for this sport
and love to do it.”
Kiri said the majority of the dogs have been
rescued from pounds and shelters due to the
fact that this breed has such a high energy.
“The dogs will be howling with excitement to
pull. This is why people love seeing the dogs
“Seeing the husky’s passion, drive and love of
pulling gives the spectators a whole new appre-
ciation for the sport and for the breed.”
THE Poowong and District Branch of the
CWA was initiated in December 2016 and al-
ready has a strong membership with a very
extensive skill set.
The branch also has a keen interest in con-
tributing to the community and sharing their
skills and knowledge with each other and the
The ladies from the Poowong and District
CWA will be operating a ‘café’ at the Poowong
Family Fun Day, selling lovely home cooked
food including Devonshire teas, sandwiches,
salads and slices, including some gluten free
options, all with a ‘sit down’ or ‘take away’
They will also have a great selection of CWA
merchandise available to purchase including
tea towels and recipe books.
Treat yourself at CWA cafe
Howling Huskys on show
There’ll be all kinds of fun at Poowong on
Sunday, April 23. Photo: Aaron Kennedy.
Lions host Family
Fun Day at Poowong
Tractor rides will be part of the fun. Photo: Aaron Kennedy.
Photographs taken by
are available on order from the
Korumburra and Wonthaggi
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