NAIDOC Week underway
By ADRIAN MILLER
NAIDOC Week celebrations will be held throughout the Clarence Valley this week, and after a colourful flag rasing ceremony held in Maclean yesterday, the week promises much for all involved.
The week, which runs until July 9, will follow on from a number of school-based Aboriginal activities held over the past few weeks which have featured flag raisings, bush tucker and story telling.
Today's events include the annual Terry Randall Memorial Reconciliation Golf Day at Maclean Golf Course; a Centrelink morning tea at Pippi Beach, Yamba; and a bush tucker tasting and mini-market at the Many Rivers administrative building in South Grafton.
The highlight of the week will undoubtably be the 'Fun Day' at Maclean Showground tomorrow, which will begin with a free breakfast at the showground from 9.30 am.
The day will feature something for everyone with kids games, face painting, tea and coffee, service provider information, food stalls, entertainment, kids rides, a disco, a jumping castle and an awards presentation to recognise the achievements of the Aboriginal community.
A Centrelink morning tea at the Grafton Centrelink office and a Department of Fair Trading afternoon tea and information session at the Grafton Fair Trading Office will be held on Thursday.
Maclean residents will have a Centrelink morning tea at Hillcrest on Friday.