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SATURDAY, APRIL 7
Friends of the Loxton Hospital Complex Gala
Dinner, St Peter’s Peace Hall, 6.30pm, three
course Italian meal with a complimentary
drink on arrival for $50pp. Door prizes and
major auction. RSVP to 8584 8549.
HIGH SCHOOL CANTEEN ROSTER
(Starting time is 10.15am)
Mon, Apr 9: K. Goldsworthy
Tues, Apr 10: -
Wed, Apr 11: -
Thurs, Apr 12: -
Fri, Apr 13: -
LOCAL CLUB NEWS
LADIES PROBUS CLUB OF LOXTON
Meeting at the Loxton Hotel, Tuesday, April
10 at 10am. Guest speakers Karen Rubarth
and Kim Schiller from the Loxton Public
Library. Interested retired women welcome.
Contact Yae on 8584 4602.
FRIDAY 13th APRIL
SATURDAY 14th APRIL
9.00am to 5.00pm both days
KAPUNDA HARNESS RACING COMPLEX
Something for Mum, Dad & the children.
50% rural and 50% general interest.
Excellent catering, free nearby parking,
an amazing array of exhibits.
Entertainment for children (some free),
fashion parades, vintage cars & machinery.
Adults $10 | Children 5-16 $3
Sorry, no dogs & no byo alcohol.
You’ll love it!
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Easter picnic hopping with visitors
by Sara Gilligan
A fluffle of masked
Easter bunnies transformed
East Terrace on Saturday
when more than 400 people
attended a free family
From 10am, patrons enjoyed
hot cross buns and loads of craft
fun near the rotunda at the Loxton
District Chamber of Commerce’s
Free Easter Picnic.
Chamber of Commerce busi-
ness and events manager Sonya
Altschwager said perfect weather
attracted both locals and visitors
to the event.
“We had numerous visitors
in town who expressed how
beautiful the area was and felt
it generous that we put on a free
Easter picnic,” she said.
“It created a real sense of com-
munity and a special experience
“I know the hotel and caravan
park were busy over the week-
end, so the picnic was a great
way to showcase the town to
Over the two hours, Ms
Altschwager said children par-
ticipated in a number of craft
activities and an Easter egg hunt.
“It was great to see the kids
wearing the Easter Bunny masks
they had made and the cello-
phane, stain-glassed Easter eggs
they had created,” she said.
“The Easter Bunny was of
course a big hit as he hopped
“This year we also had a new
event where the kids could go on
an egg hunt at five local shops.
“A Victor Harbor girl called
Natasha even won a large plush
Easter bunny, which she was
Ms Altschwager said volun-
teers showcased local produce
during the picnic.
“Local apples, grapes and
Riverland produce to the visitors
and were available for the com-
munity to enjoy,” she said.
“Everyone who attended the
picnic received a free hot cross
“We are so well supported by
local businesses for the event
particularly by the Country
Bakehouse that has donated 1000
hot cross buns to the picnic for
“It was another wonderful day
in Loxton and the chamber of
commerce loves to put on the
Easter picnic because it is so
well-received and appreciated by
Local volunteer Sally Goode hands out free hot cross buns at the Loxton District Chamber of
Commerce’s Free Easter Picnic on Saturday. INSET: More than 400 people, including visitors and
locals, attended the picnic at East Terrace.
PHOTOS: Samantha Thomas
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