South West residents ready to celebrate their nation

South Western Times
President Kathy Thomson and Margaret Hudson will be serving breakfast along with other members of Boyanup Lions Club on Australia Day.
Camera IconPresident Kathy Thomson and Margaret Hudson will be serving breakfast along with other members of Boyanup Lions Club on Australia Day. Credit: Stuart McGuckin

Unseasonal mid-week weather will clear to allow South West residents to enjoy Australia Day breakfasts with their communities across the region on Saturday.

Boyanup Lions Club expects 500 people to enjoy breakfast and a display of vintage cars, motorbikes and hot rods at Fettlers Park from 6am.

The Eaton and Millbridge Lions Cubs will work together to man the tongs at Eaton Foreshore for the Dardanup shire’s main ceremony while breakfasts will also be held in Dardanup and Burekup.

The Apex Club of Bunbury Koombana will host a barbecue from 6.30am ahead of the City of Bunbury’s Australia Day ceremony.

Club president Amber Calleja said all hands would be on deck as the club expected to prepare 480 eggs and about 1000 sausages.

Breakfast will be free at Apex Park in Donnybrook, the Village Green in Balingup and the Memorial Park in Kirup from 8am in the Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup.

Australind SES will be in charge of making sure everything is cooked just right for those wanting to visit the Australind Foreshore from 7am.

Celebrations will kick off with a parade to Central Park from 7.30am in Collie before an Australia Day ceremony and a breakfast supplied by the local Lions Club.

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