Sandy and Sally Smith and Jamie Macdonald watch as Warwick Picnic Races Club president Helen Lewis and Tina Macdonald battle it out for the fascinator that will be auctioned off as part of the silent auction today.
Sandy and Sally Smith and Jamie Macdonald watch as Warwick Picnic Races Club president Helen Lewis and Tina Macdonald battle it out for the fascinator that will be auctioned off as part of the silent auction today. Linden Morris

Picnic races set to be big winner

WAKE UP and do not hesitate to put on that frock and fascinator or suit and bow tie, because today is race day and the Warwick Picnic Races is one you want to be at.

Celebrating its 118th meeting today there is plenty of fun to be had by your whole family and friendship group.

Warwick Picnic Races Club president Helen Lewis said everything was looking good.

"We had a working bee (yesterday) morning and everything is done and taking shape," Mrs Lewis said.

"It will be a great day (today) and with the weather looking good things will be even better.

"The plan is that it will be a successful social event and for a lot of people to enjoy their day with plenty of fun."

Organisers expect between 350-400 people to attend today.

"It will be a nice number to be able to mingle well," Mrs Lewis said.

"Crowds come from Brisbane and the Gold Coast to enjoy themselves."

Mrs Lewis said this year there have been a few changes made.

"There are a few new things this year and the layout has changed too," she said.

"The Agriculture Management Company Fashions on the Field will be held at 2.20pm in the marquee area.

"The silent auction will run all day but prizes will be presented at 4pm - there will be a mystery option as well.

"Brisbane band Sweet Souls will be playing from 5-9pm as part of the evening entertainment."

Treasurer Jamie Macdonald said every year was about keeping the tradition of the picnic races alive for members and the community.

 

DETAILS:

When: Today, noon.

Where: Allman Park, Victoria St, Warwick.

Cost: General admission only via Turf Club entrance - $15, Marquee area with entertainment and events - $45.



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