The township of Tolmie (25km north-east of Mansfield) will come alive when it hosts the 132nd Tolmie Sports on Saturday, February 10.
The event, which started out as a School Picnic Sports Day in 1886, still features many of the original events such as the foot races, the dog jump, the wood chopping and the equestrian events. The day will also include woodworking displays, local historical and craft displays, a whipcracker, the cross-cut saw wood chopping event and an egg toss.
The CFA’s Mobile Education Unit will be a feature at this year’s sports, along with the perennial favourite — the ‘Boys Toys’ display.
This year will also see the Life Membership induction of a member of the greater Mansfield community.
Admission to the sports day is $10 for adults, $5 for pensioners and students, while children under 14 are free.
■The Tolmie Sports will be held at the Tolmie Sports Ground, Old Tolmie Rd, Tolmie, on Saturday, February 10, from 9am to 5pm.
■For more details go to www.tolmietimes.com or phone secretary Meg Allan on 5776 2178 or email firstname.lastname@example.org