HAPPY DAY: Kiran Gill and Smyria Kamboj, just moments after becoming Australian citizens at last year's Australia Day celebrations in Roma.
HAPPY DAY: Kiran Gill and Smyria Kamboj, just moments after becoming Australian citizens at last year's Australia Day celebrations in Roma. Christian Berechree

We're set for Australia Day

IT'S the day many Australians gather with their family and friends to celebrate everything they love about this great country and this year's Australia Day is shaping up to be a belter, with Maranoa Regional Council organising celebrations and pool days for towns across the region.

For residents of Roma, there will be an Australia Day Awards ceremony at the Cultural Centre on Bungil St from 9am on January 26, which will include the cutting of an Australia Day cake and a morning tea.

Following this, guests are invited to Roma's Denise Spencer Pool for a day of free water activities.

For those a little out of town, the Hodgson Hall will be hosting family fun from 3pm, with games, backyard cricket competition, a barbecue dinner and bar.

Entry to the event is $5, with children under 12 entering for free.

If you reside in Mitchell, there will be an Australia Day Awards ceremony and the cutting of the Australia Day cake with morning tea at the Mitchell Shire Hall from 9am.

After the cutting of the cake, guests can make their way to the Australia Day celebrations at the Mitchell Memorial Pool, with free entry for the entire family.

For Injune residents, the Australia Day Awards Ceremony will be held at the Injune Memorial Hall at 9.30am, with a morning tea to follow.

The Injune swimming pool will host fun activities into the afternoon, with a free Australian barbecue lunch for all.

Those living in Jackson, Wallumbilla, Yuleba and Noonga are invited to Aussie-themed games and activities and the cutting of the Australia Day cake at the Noonga Community Hall from 3.30pm.

Surat will host a free barbecue at the Surat River Walk from 8am, which is to be followed by the cutting of the Australia Day cake, scheduled for 9am.

The festivities are set to continue, with family fun at the annual yabby races and prize giveaway from 10am, with free entry to the Surat pool from noon.


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