Saturday, 4 February 2017

Issue 122 Wyche On Track Making a splash on Australia Day

On a perfect summer's day locals and visitors flocked to the Wycheproof Swimming Pool to lap up the fun and games at the Wycheproof Australia Day Pool Party.
Brett MacDonald winner of the
open section and
Ollie Daykin junior champion
of the 2nd annual
 Wycheproof Thong Throw 
 Among the activities was the 2nd Annual Wycheproof Thong Throw competition. Around 30 entrants of all ages vied for the silver thong trophies. There were many techniques to throw the thong the longest distance. In the junior section there was a dead heat and a throw-off  was held between Ollie Daykin and Cian Polzin, with Ollie being the victor. The senior section saw around 10 competitors vie for the coveted trophy with Brett MacDonald’s winning throw of around 20m.
Competition coordinators Tracy Pardella and Caroline Sullivan kept up a cracking pace with a variety of competitions for individuals and teams; all with a hilarious degree of difficulty. They included:
-A blind-fold Lamington relay, sponsored by Mt Wycheproof Café
     Spencer Nicholls and Abby Morrison
winners of the bike helmets
donated by LSC Darin Sheahan
- Milk bottle top dive, sponsored by           the Terminus Hotel
-Ping Pong relay, sponsored by Mt           Wycheproof Café
-Thong Swim, with prizes donated by        Wycheproof Police
-The Biggest Splash competition,             sponsored by Wycheproof VISION.

In the toddlers’ pool youngsters played fishing games and ball games, with much laughter and fun.
The event would not have been possible without the help of Wycheproof Youth Group Hannah Mill, McKenzie Humphreys, Gemma Fawcett and Abby Morrison who worked hard to set up for the event and  provided music. All confirmed the great skills of Hannah and McKenzie on the sausage sizzle.
Funding for the day was received from Buloke Shire Council.