FOR a family friendly way to celebrate the coming of the New Year, the Rotary Club of Mooroopna’s annual New Year’s Eve Festival has something for everyone.
Kicking off from 6pm on New Year’s Eve at the John Gray Oval, Mooroopna Recreation Reserve, the 37th annual festival will see the return of favourite entertainment events including stage performers, multicultural food stalls and other item stalls, carnival rides, the Holden Cruze raffle and of course will culminate with a fireworks display at approximately 10:40pm.
This year will see the return of the street parade starting from 6:30pm at the east end of McLennan Street, Mooroopna and will make its way down to Mooroopna Recreation Reserve. The parade will include a truck display featuring a Peterville truck from America, American custom line cars, vintage cars and motorbikes, and young people will be encouraged to decorate their bikes and meet at the cenotaph on McLennan Street by 6pm.
Rotary Club of Mooroopna Member, Ken Faulkner said, “There were roughly 8,000 people at the family friendly festival event last year and we’re hoping for a similar successful outcome this year.
“All the feedback so far has been very positive, with the main emphasis being a family friendly event that is free to attend.
“Overall the Rotary Club of Mooroopna is very pleased with how the event has run over the years and we are very pleased to provide the event to the community.
“It’s a great event for the local community and allows families to come together and celebrate the new year. It also assists a number of community organisations to do some fundraising and support the charities that they do.”