PATRIOTIC PRIDE: Tyson O’Dea-Newey and Brodie Glendinning got dressed up for Australia Day II.
PATRIOTIC PRIDE: Tyson O’Dea-Newey and Brodie Glendinning got dressed up for Australia Day II. Voice Photography

Australia Day, take 2

AFTER missing out on celebrating the most patriotic day of the year, Laidley and residents of surrounding districts had another go, holding the Australia Day II street party on Saturday.

Street party goers enjoyed live music and entertainment and were joined by Australia's Lambassador Sam Kekovich, who challenged three local butchers to a 'lambathon'.

"You should never underestimate the strength of Australian people," Kekovich said to the crowd at the lambathon.

"Basically five minutes ago these people were devastated by two floods in two years and yet they still have the capacity to pull themselves up and celebrate Australia Day II."

Also a visitor to the region was former swimmer and media personality Lisa Curry.

Mayor Steve Jones said the celebration was run by the community, for the community.

"This was all organised in a relatively short amount of time so I really want to thank everyone involved in the process who made it happen," he said.


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