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Clarence Valley residents are being invited to join members of the local Filipino-Australian Community Club Inc when they celebrate Philippine Independence Day on June 12. Image: Contributed.

Locals invited to anniversary celebrations

Emma Pritchard

The Clarence Valley Filipino-Australian Community Club Inc are inviting you to join them at the 123rd Philippine Independence Day celebrations this weekend.

The anniversary is a colorful commemoration of the Philippines gaining independence from Spanish rule on June 12, 1898.

Jeanet Bodimeade, from the Clarence Valley Filipino-Australian Community Club Inc, said locals are more than welcome to join members as they celebrate the event on Saturday at the South Grafton High School auditorium.

The event will feature traditional Filipino food, music, and dancing.

Doors open at 11 am.

Admission is $5 for members and $10 for non-members