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Greg Doolan with his wife Lorna performing recently at Oakey

August 29, 2012

Wickety Wak founder Greg Doolan and his wife Lorna will be the headline act at this year’s Colours of Yarraman concert which will be held on Sunday, September 16.

The four-day Colours of Yarraman festival is a community celebration and a promotion of Yarraman which incorporates gardening, art and photographic competitions and displays.

The fun-filled weekend also includes a bowls carnival, movie night, community dinner/dance, mini markets, free breakfast and children’s activities.

The festival kicks off on Friday, September 14, with an art and photography exhibition in the Community Hall, open from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Entry is by a gold coin donation.

This exhibition will also continue on Saturday, 10;00am-5:00pm, Sunday noon-3:00pm and Monday 10:00am-3:00pm.  Winners will be announced at 9:00pm on Saturday night.

From 5:00pm-6:00pm on Friday, the Yarraman State School P&C will be hosting a barbecue at the school, with food and refreshments for sale, prior to a family movie night: “Looney Tunes Back In Action”. Entry is also by a gold coin donation.

On Saturday, September 15, Yarraman Bowls Club will be hosting a Calcutta (8:00am) and Open Fours competition (starting at 9:00am).  In the evening, there’ll be dinner available at club with entertainment by Sharry. The bowls competition will continue on Sunday with presentations at 4:00pm.

A wine and cheese evening followed by a dinner/dance will be held at the Community Hall from 6:00pm on Saturday with entertainment by the Sempfs. Tickets, which cost $35, are available at the Bendigo Bank in Yarraman.

On Sunday, the action moves to Errol Munt Park.

There’ll be a free breakfast from 7:30am-9:00am hosted by the Yarraman Bendigo Community Bank.

At 9:30am, the winners of the garden competition will be announced.

From10:00am-2:00pm, there’ll be rides for the kids including a merry-go-round, jumping castle, maze and mega-slide.

The local SES group will host lunch from 11:30am-1:30pm.

The two-hour Greg Doolan (Wickety Wak) concert will get underway at 2:00pm.

Colours of Yarraman is an initiative of the Yarraman Community Council and all proceeds are being contributed back into the community.

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