Piglets race into Yangan for New Year’s Eve fun

THE New Year festivities in Yangan will have a different look this year, with the traditional truck pull and rodeo not going ahead.

Instead they have been replaced by pig races on New Year's Eve.

Yangan Progress Association secretary Kylie Gould said last month the two events had been dropped due to a change in committee members.

"What's happened is we've got new members and a couple of the ones who aren't there any more are the ones with the experience in organising the rodeo and truck pull," Mrs Gould said.

She said she was hopeful the changes would not mean the end of the rodeo or truck pull.

"We're looking at holding the truck pull in March," she said. "We hope the rodeo will be back for next year."

However, Mrs Gould said she hoped the pig races would be in Yangan to stay.

"We're hoping they will take off - I would like to think they will become a fixture on New Year's Eve," Mrs Gould said.

"We want the rodeo and truck pull to take place again but we can always have those either side of Christmas.

"The pig races are a very family-orientated event and Yangan is a very family-orientated town.

"That's not to say the rodeo and truck pull aren't family-orientated events though."

Mrs Gould said preparation was coming along well ahead of Wednesday evening.

"Everything is on track for Wednesday night, we just hope the rain stays away," Mrs Gould said.

"We're looking forward to the pig races."

The pig races will take place at the Yangan Hotel from 6pm.



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