Socially distanced event for Denmark this Australia Day

Emma TaylorAlbany Advertiser
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Australia Day in Denmark is set to be a big one, with the town swapping its usual Australia Day Breakfast for a socially distanced Twilight Family Concert with live local music, family entertainment, celebrity appearances and the annual citizen of the year awards.

A circus performance, a bouncy castle, face painting and craft activities will all be on offer for the kids, with Denmark Junior MasterChef star Ruby Hughes judging the Aussie Aussie Aussie Baking Competition.

Residents of all ages are invited to enter Ruby’s baking competition with a classic Aussie homemade sweet for the chance to win $500 Denmark Dollars.

The citizen of the year awards will recognise outstanding community members, with criminal barrister, scientist, author and domestic violence survivor Judith Fordham delivering a welcome to the event.

There will also be live music from Cyclone Tracee Band, Dig the Dust, and the James Flynn Quartet.

Shire of Denmark acting chief executive David Schober, pictured, said the Shire wanted to do everything possible to ensure a COVID-safe event could go ahead in Denmark on Australia Day.

“This year’s Twilight Family Concert is designed to bring our community together for a safe and inclusive event,” Mr Schober said.

“We are looking forward to once again celebrating our outstanding community members who have been nominated for our citizen of the year awards.” The free event starts at 4pm at Berridge Park.

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