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Hamming it up at the Pignic Races

There was plenty of fun had by all who attended the annual Iluka Woombah Rotary Pignic Race Day on Sunday, at the Iluka Bowls Club.

This is the third year the event has been run and Rotary’s event co-ordinator Graeme Lockyer said that it is the Rotary Club’s biggest fundraiser of the year.
“Last year we raised in excess of $10,000 on the day,” said Mr Lockyer.
“We had a crowd of around 300 last year and this year we have more.
“A lot of effort goes into the running of the event,” he said.
But with the enjoyment expressed on the faces in the crowd, it just goes to show that it’s all worth it.

All proceeds from the day are going to support youth health and other Rotary projects.


IMAGES: Lynne Mowbray
Main Image: The piglets take a well earned nap in between races.

Above: The piglets work their way around the course.


Above: Noah’s Thoroughbred Racing Pigs owner auctions the piglets off to the crowd prior to the start of each race. The highest bidder doesn’t get to keep the piglet though – they only own it for that race.


Above:  The crowd gets behind the little piglets as they make their way around the course.

 Above: The BCU sponsored purple piglet ‘Bananarama’ was the winner of Race 2.


Above: ‘Great Service’ – The SPAR Maclean sponsored piglet lead for the entire race, only to lose by a rasher.