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FISHERAMA & BOAT RAFFLE
Early Bird $35 per ticket or 2 for $60,
after 1st March and on the day $45.
Ticket includes entry/registration to the sherama but
entrants do not have to sh on the day to win the major prize.
Major Prize - Boat, Trailer and Motor Package
valued over $10,000.
Junior Entry can be purchased on the day for $15
but they are ineligible to win the major prize. Juniors can purchase
a full price ticket and still be eligible for junior prizes as well.
• CARP TOSSING BACK AT THE RAMCO FOOTY CLUBROOMS •
• BREAKFAST AND CATERING AVAILABLE ON THE DAY •
Raf e drawn 6pm Saturday 7th March.
For more information, contact Kym Thiel: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0437 939 119
Saturday the 7th March, 2015
Ramco Point, Ramco
WOODY'S VARIETY STORE, WAIKERIE • WAIKERIE MOTORCYCLE AND MARINE
MITRE 10 WAIKERIE • TOP CATCH TACKLE • SPORTFISHING SCENE, CAVAN
TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM: Sunland's Service Centre, Waikerie • Hook Line and Sinker, Berri • Waikerie Club • Waikerie Honda
THE Waikerie Australia Day
Extravaganza continued its
successful run with a near-record
crowd for the 19th annual event
on Saturday evening.
Extravaganza committee chair-
person David Gwynne said the com-
mittee's decision to hold the event on
Saturday had proven to be a popular
decision by the large crowd in at-
"We had more than 2500 people
attend, in ideal weather conditions,"
"The town oval was in pristine
condition thanks to the local coun-
This year's main attractions in-
cluded the community awards pre-
sentation, sideshow alley, fireworks
display and the amusement rides.
Mr Gwynne said the fireworks
display was a major drawcard for
"It was just spectacular as
always," he said.
"A few new displays kept the large
crowd speechless and spellbound.
"The band, the Flaming Sambu-
cas, had a polished performance and
is one of Adelaide's most popular
All food stalls were successful in
their sales, with many selling out of
stock on the night.
This year was also the first year
with a gourmet barbecue stall selling
pork spare rib rolls and marinated
chicken steaks, which was a hit with
Mr Gwynne said the mild weather
conditions suited wine drinkers and
the Waikerie Apex Club doughnut
van was popular as always.
"It was a perfect night for eating,
drinking and socialising," he said.
"We had over 64 tables booked,
which is a huge number.
"The football club's bar stand
was busy all night, along with the
Nippy's van and Recreation Centre
Local youths were entertained
by the sideshow alley, with many
owners saying it was one of their
busiest nights ever at Waikerie.
Australia Day ambassadors Bruce
and Amanda Macky were in atten-
dance and Waikerie's Australia Day
award recipients were presented with
their awards by Loxton Waikerie
Mayor Leon Stasinowsky during the
Local dance teacher Carole
Walker was this year's Citizen of the
Year and said she was honoured to
win the award.
"I have always loved dance and
loved teaching it to my students,"
Car crash survivor and docu-
mentary maker Dylan Ellis was
presented with the Young Citizen of
the Year award.
He said he hoped that his docu-
mentary about surviving a car ac-
cident after a schoolies event in 2013
would help other local youths.
"I really wanted to try and make a
difference to others," he said.
"I hope that my documentary can
help others be more aware of driving
Waikerie Flower show won the
Community Event of the Year.
Mr Gwynne said the committee
would like to thank all of its "won-
derful" volunteers for manning the
stalls and entrance gates, along with
setting up and cleaning up after the
He said he was also grateful for
the monetary and in-kind support
from the District Council of Loxton
Waikerie, along with committee
helpers Henry Crawford and Kerry
Eldridge from the Waikerie Football
Also helping on the day were
Waikerie Men's Shed members and
local footballers, who helped set up
and pack up the event.
The committee is celebrating
its 20th anniversary next year on
Saturday, January 23, 2016, which is
expected to be bigger than ever.
Suggested acts for next year's
entertainment included John Wil-
liamson, Becky Cole, Ross Wilson or
MEMBER for Barker Tony Pasin, Loxton Waikerie Mayor Leon Stasinowsky, Waikerie Flower Show committee
member Lyn Lochert, Australia Day ambassadors Bruce and Amanda Macky, Citizen of the Year Carole
Walker and Young Citizen of the Year Dylan Ellis.
MEMBERS of the Waikerie Flower Show committee Lyn Lochert, Renee Thompson, Margaret Thiel and
Kylie Leske celebrated winning the Community Event of the Year.
PHOTO: Jayme Koch
KESAB award winners with the certificates they received at the Waikerie Australia
Day Extravaganza on Saturday night.
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