Killarney gears up for big 2014
KILLARNEY residents can look forward to some great events in the early part of 2014.
It all begins with the Killarney Lions Club Australia Day celebrations on Sunday, January 26 in the Pat Bush Bi-Centennial Park when local volunteers will be recognised for the work they have contributed to their community.
Along with the awards presentation, there will be the breakfast in the park along with entertainment and the Tim Brosnan Aussie Quest.
The annual Killarney Show will follow, being held over three days, February 21-23.
In March, all roads will lead to Melrose Station and Keith and Kaye's at Tannymorel.
Both Melrose Station and Keith and Kaye's will open their gardens to the public for the Open Garden Day.
The two gardens were open to the public two years ago and attracted onlookers from all over.
The last weekend of March 29 and 30 will see the Killarney State School Border Ranges Trail Ride.
This event in the past has attracted more than 1800 riders to Killarney.
The Border Ranges Trail Ride not only benefits the Killarney P&C but other organisations that help and is great for local businesses.
In April the Killarney Cutters Rugby League Club will be out to defend their premiership.
With the Cutters' first home game set for April 6, Ray Hadley and the Continuous Call Team will be on the road again for the first leg of The Final Farewell Tour and will be in Killarney at Charlie Andrews Oval to broadcast the game.
The Killarney Polocrosse club will host its annual polocrosse carnival on May 10 and 11, followed by the Killarney Show and Rodeo three-day campdraft on May 16-18.
As with all these events they cannot happen without volunteers, so if you have time to spare or are new in the community and want to meet people, then come along and make yourself known and lend a hand.