Ayr fountain goes maroon for Queensland

Even the water is turning maroon this week, as the Burdekin prepares to celebrate all that is great about living in Queensland.

With Queensland Day festivities taking over Alva Beach on Sunday, and State of Origin 2017 kicking off tomorrow, Burdekin Shire Council has coloured Ayr’s CBD fountain maroon for the week.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Queensland Day was a celebration of Queensland’s birthday and its official separation from New South Wales as an independent colony on 6 June 1859.

She said this Sunday’s 2017 Queensland Day Fun, Fitness and Lifestyle Expo, on 9am-1pm at Alva Beach Park and Ayr Surf Lifesaving Club (ASLC) Clubhouse, was one of many events being held across the state to mark the occasion.

“The expo just gets bigger and better every year. In 2017 we’ll have free come and try activities and children’s rides, a 100m Dash for Cash, prizes and giveaways and food and drinks for sale,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“It’s sure to be a great day out for the whole family.”

For the first time, the expo will feature a five-kilometre ASLC Fun Run, which will leave from the surf club at 8.30am.

Registrations and check-in for the run open at the ASLC Clubhouse from 7.30am. It is $5 to pre-register or simply turn up and register on the day for $10.

To pre-register for the fun run contact Council’s Community Development team on (07) 4783 9800 or visit www.burdekin.qld.gov.au.

For further information please visit Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au or contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.

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