Lions Club of Bull Creek get ready to serve up a feast at City of Melville Australia Day celebrations

Lions Club of Bull Creek members Denis O’Brien, Deb Marks, Dianne Oeding and Terry Johnson are looking forward to Australia Day. Picture: Jon Hewson
Lions Club of Bull Creek members Denis O’Brien, Deb Marks, Dianne Oeding and Terry Johnson are looking forward to Australia Day. Picture: Jon Hewson

JOHN Creaney Reserve will be covered in green and gold this Australia Day with more than 600 people expected to attend.

The Lions Club of Bull Creek will kick off the event with a barbecue breakfast served for a gold coin donation.

Club member Terry Johnson said all preparations for the event were going well.

“We are not sure how many people are going to attend because it’s a Saturday and not a public holiday but we expect to serve around 900 meals,” he said.

“Our motto is ‘we serve’ so we do enjoy helping out and giving back.

“There are so many families with kids enjoying the breakfast and citizenship ceremony so it’s a lot of fun.”

A flag-raising ceremony is at 9am, following which the City of Melville will hold its Australia Day citizenship ceremony and announce the 2019 Community Citizen of the Year Awards.

The Australia Day Active Citizenship Awards recognise individuals and groups who have made a notable contribution to their community and/or those who have given outstanding service over a number of years.

The Essentials

What: City of Melville Australia Day celebrations

When: 8.30 to 11am. Saturday, January 26

Where: John Creaney Reserve, Bull Creek