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Iluka’s Pignic Race Day success

Lynne Mowbray |

One-liner ‘piggy’ jokes and puns flowed at the Iluka Bowling Club on Sunday, during the annual running of the Iluka Woombah Rotary Pignic Race Day.

The annual event attracts not only the youngsters but the young at heart that are always keen to join in the fun of the auction to sponsor their favourite pig and help raise money for the charities.

Each of the ‘six little pigs’ that competed in the six race program, were decked out in their brightly coloured sequined racing colours.

In between each race, there was plenty of time for them to relax and splash in their drinking water and take a little ‘piggy nap’ in the shade.

There were fun activities to keep the youngsters happy including face painting and a jumping castle, with several market stalls for the adults.

Proceeds from the family fun day will go towards supporting five children’s charities; Variety Children’s Charity, Camp Quality, Diabetes Research Fund, ‘Our Kids’ – NRAHS and the Children’s Epilepsy Association of Australia.

Iluka Woombah Rotary Club event co-ordinator Graeme Lockyer said that this is third year that the Pignic Races have been held.

“We usually average around 250 people at the event each year,” Mr Lockyer said.

“We’ll probably raise around $10,000 which will be distributed amongst the different charities that we are supporting,” he said.

The total amount raised on the day had not been finalised, at the time of going to print.

Cassandra from ‘Make me Smile’ with Lilyan Shackleton 8 and sister Mia 10, of Sydney.
Emma Gregg, Andrew Auglys and Bodhi, 22 months, of Ashby.
Fern Penfold 2, of Yamba, didn’t want to leave the jumping castle.
Kerrie and ‘Scoot’ from BCU, with Tommy and Tilly Wilson of Redland Bay and Abbey Mansfield of Cleveland, QLD.
The piglets head off to the starting gate.
Ruby Taylor 4, of Currumbin Waters with ‘Scoot’.
And they’re off and racing.
Stepping out on race day.