Blue Mountains community ready to celebrate Australia Day in Glenbrook

Australia Day celebrations at Glenbrook on Sunday, January 26 will be the "party of the year", according to Lower Blue Mountains Rotary President Peter Agar.

He said organising committee chairman Susan Wakefield and her dedicated team have exciting preparations in hand which will ensure one of the very best programs on record.

Mr Agar said residents of the Blue Mountains and surrounding areas are invited to take part in the annual celebration - a special "big day out" that underlines the pride of all citizens in our community and our nation.

"Rotary is all about serving our community, working to enhance opportunities for youth, and encouraging ethical behavior in all vocations and business activity," he said.

Susan Wakefield has urged Mountains residents to go outside their normal family circle and invite friends from near and far to experience a genuine Australia Day event - "celebrating all things Australian in a very special way".

"Family values have never been more important for the wellbeing of communities and Australia Day can reinforce those values in the minds of young people," she said. "Let's celebrate this Australia Day with pride and gratitude."

Proceedings will get underway with the official flag raising ceremony by the Glenbrook Girl Guides at 9am.

Australia Day flags will be distributed to children and bush poet Greg North will again recite some of his entertaining bush poetry.

Residents are urged to make an effort to be present with their children at 9am for the flag ceremony.

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