Preparations are under way for the celebration of Australia Day in Drouin – Saturday 26th January.
 
The day will start with the 40th Australia Day Breakfast commencing at 7.30am in the Anglican Parish Hall in Princes Way, which is a free event, but for which bookings are essential and are now open. Seats at the breakfast may be reserved by ringing 56242411 or calling in at the Shire’s Drouin Civic Centre.  Bookings close on 21st January, unless previously fully booked.  The breakfast is conducted by the Drouin Rotary Club on behalf of the Baw Baw Shire Council, with catering provided by the Drouin Branch of the Country Women’s Association (CWA).
 
This year’s guest speaker will be the well-known Carolyn Turner, Editor of award-winning “The Gazette – Warragul and Drouin” for the past 25 years.  Her topic will be “Our diverse community in a diverse world”.  The program will include musical entertainment.
 
Later in the day, at 4pm in the sound shell in Civic Park, Alan Tatlow’s Stump Jump Band and guest performers will be providing musical entertainment through until 8.30pm, during which time, the combined Drouin service clubs (Apex, CWA, Lions and Rotary) have arranged a free evening of entertainment, jumping castle, small animal farm, handball competition, displays and demonstrations, with the traditional sausage sizzle at 6pm.  Financial support is being provided by the Shire and the Drouin & District Community Bank.