2018 was one of the most challenging yet - and our fingers are crossed Mother Nature is kinder to us in 2019. You’re invited to kick off the work boots and come together and share some laughs, and learn a thing or two about looking after yourself and your family when the weather isn’t going with us.
WHEN: Monday 31 December 2018
TIME: 6pm - 10pm
WHERE: Cowabbie Street , Coolamon
COST: Free to enter, Kid’s Passes $10
CONTACT: Jessica Inch or Laura Munro, Coolamon Shire Library, 69272492
Bring your family, bring your friends! Join us for a family fun street party packed with activities and entertainment.
Dine in with local eateries or dine out at the street stalls:
- Heavenly Baked
- Barty’s café
- Coolamon Cheese
- Rotary Van
- Riverina Poffertjes
- Trev’s Tasty Treats
- Kamelia Egyptian
- Kirky’s Coffee and Food
- Bruno’s Woodfire pizza
This year you'll be able to watch the sun go down with Who’s the Boss Party Band! Playing all of your favourites from 6pm – 10pm.
The kids activity zone will be packed with a range on offer including….
- Face painting
- Jumping Castles
- Air Brush Body Art by INX Entertainment
- Petting Zoo
- Roving Characters
- Balloon Animals
- Play on Wheels
- Chalk Art and Games
PLUS a complementary...
- Sausage sizzle provided by Coolamon Rotary Club
Children's wristbands will be available for purchase on the night at a cost of $10 per child or $25 per family (3 children), which gives kids access to all of the activities and amusements until 9pm. Wristbands are available for pre-purchase at the Coolamon Shire Library for the month of December leading up to the event.
The sky will light up at 10pm. Don’t miss the family fireworks spectacular proudly sponsored by Beyond Bank and Coolamon Shire Council.
Thank you to our amazing sponsors:
Ardlethan Bowling and Recreation Club
Coolamon Chaser Bins
Coolamon Guardian Pharmacy
Coolamon CWA Branch
Coolamon Lions Club
Coolamon Medical Centre
Coolamon Post Office
Coolamon Sport and Recreation Club
Maddox Exercise and PT
Marrar Sales and Service
Ray White Real Estate Coolamon
Rose Gold Makeup and Beauty Bar
Rural Supplies Coolamon
Sweet Briar B&B
Wayne Lewis Transport
EVENT INFORMATION AND SAFETY MESSAGES
The Coolamon NYE Street Party has many entrances, this is a public event and we encourage all attendees to take care when making your way through the event area. Please watch for different surface levels and any uneven surfaces.
Cowabbie Street (the main street), is closed to traffic for the event. Traffic closures will commence at 4pm and will reopen to traffic at 11pm. Appropriate traffic detours will be in place during the event. The event closes at 10:15pm.
Parking is available in the nearby streets, please be considerate when parking outside residential properties.
Security will be at the event. If you have any issues, please make contact with security officers. Police will also be present throughout the event.
The First Aid tent is situated on the eastern side of Cowabbie Street. Please visit this station if you are feeling unwell or have injured yourself at the event. First aid is provided by ‘Get First Aid’.
The alcohol free zone has been lifted for this event, please remember this is a family friendly event and responsible drinking should be carried out at all times. This is a BYO event, as well as drinks available from the Royal Tavern.
If you are driving to the event and are planning on enjoying a few drinks, please walk home or arrange a responsible driver at the end of the evening to get you home safely.
Heat / Water
Remember to stay hydrated during these warm days. A water fountain is available in the top end of the middle island, towards the Fire Museum. Don't forget to slip, slop, and slap! Sunscreen is available from the information tent.
Unfortunately many animals are terrified by firework displays which can indirectly pose risks to animal safety. We encourage you to make appropriate arrangements for your pets during the fireworks display. The RSPCA website and information page about ‘How should I care for my pets during fireworks displays?’ provides useful information.
Sarah Boyle will be this year’s event photographer. Sarah will be roaming around the event taking photos.
While there is plenty of fun activities for kids to enjoy at the event, child safety is very important. Parents are encouraged to care and watch their children throughout the evening. A first aid tent is available on site if required. If you come across a lost child, please make your way to the information tent.
It is encouraged to write the parent’s phone number on the child wrist band provided when paying for the kids zone. That way you can be easily contacted if required.
Extra bins are available throughout the site, please place your rubbish in the bins provided and clear your picnic area at the end of the evening.
A number of toilets are available for use, public toilets are located the following areas:
- Up-to-Date Store Cultural Precinct (Loughnan Street)
- Disabled Access toilets at the Coolamon Fire Museum (top of Cowabbie Street)
- Plaza, the area between the Newsagency and Barty’s Café
- Cnr Mann Street and Cowabbie St, near Delta Ag.
- Redgrave Park (Methul Street)
- Lions Park (Cowabbie Street & Wade Street)
Ardlethan Lions Club will host the Ardlethan Carols in the Park and Markets on Sunday 16 December 2018. The markets will begin at 4.30pm and the Christmas Carols at 7.30pm.
WHEN: Sunday 9th December
TIME: 5.30pm - 8.30pm
WHERE: Lions Park, Corner of Wade & Cowabbie Streets
CONTACT: Dave McCann, 0427273044
The Coolamon Lions Club and The Combined Churches of Coolamon invite the community to join in a family friendly evening of music and Christmas Carols. The Coolamon Lions Club will provide a free sausage sizzle with music being provided by local school choirs, Mel Mayer and the Coolamon Singers. Bring a rug or chair and join in the fun. Santa will arrive around 7.30pm.
WHEN: Saturday 8th December
TIME: 7.30pm - 11pm
WHERE: Coolamon Sport and Recreation Club
COST: Free to attend
CONTACT: Coolamon Sport and Recreation Club, 69273178
Celebrate the festive season at the Coolamon Sport and Recreation Club! Plenty of prizes on offer at the Christmas Mega Raffle. Be present at the club to win some great cash prizes, or purchase your tickets to go into the draw to win one of three major prizes.
WHEN: Sunday 11th November
TIME: 10.30am - Midday
WHERE: Cenotaph, Cowabbie Street, Coolamon
CONTACT: Angela McCann, 0428273525
To mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War, the Coolamon RSL plans to cover the Coolamon Cenotaph with hundreds of hand made ceramic poppies and is calling on local groups, schools and organisations to assist by making poppies.
The RSL Sub Branch will provide all materials to make, paint and fire the poppies. Anyone in the community is encouraged to help by making poppies and opportunities will be available through street stalls in September. Members of the public will be invited to make and paint a poppy which will then be fixed to the cenotaph prior to the 11th November and will remain on the Cenotaph until the end of November.
The poppy is recognised as the symbol of remembrance and grows freely throughout the battlefields of France were many young men from Coolamon and District lie, casualties of the Great war.
The Coolamon RSL Sub Branch is keen to ensure that the 100th Anniversary of the end of the war is appropriately commemorated in Coolamon and wants to involve the entire community in the commemoration. By making a poppy, the community, schools and groups can be part of this significant anniversary.
Information regarding the making of poppies can be obtained from Secretary of the Coolamon RSL Sub Branch, Angela McCann on 69272379 or 0428273525.
WHEN: Saturday 27th October
TIME: 9am - 2pm
WHERE: The Coolamon Sport and Recreation Club
COST: Gold Coin Donation to support Country Hope
CONTACT: Coolamon Sport and Recreation Club, 69273178
A wonderful day out for the whole family! The Coolamon Spring market will feature a varity of market stalls, free kids activities and food options.
WHEN: Saturday 27th October
TIME: 7.30am - 2pm
WHERE: Maps available at the Up-to-Date Store, Garage Sales all over Coolamon!
COST: $10 to register your garage sale on the map, $2 to purchase a map on the day
CONTACT: Sandra West, 0408678832, email@example.com
The Coolamon whole town garage sale is on again!! Register your site for $10 before the day or head to the Up-to-Date store from 7.30am to grab a map for $2. All proceeds of this event go to the Up-to-Date Store and its dedicated group of volunteers.