More than 1,500 people descended on Katamatite when the Lions Club hosted the second Big Day Out in a Little Town event on Sunday, October 16.
With 50 market stalls, yabby races, a celebrity dunking tank, a hotly contested Miss Katamatite, top quality buskers including past finalists and winners from the Mulwala Water Ski Club’s Got Talent competition, the SES using the jaws of life on old cars and some real life knights in shining armour, there was literally something for everyone.
The yabby race was run by Bernie O'Kane and Selwyn and Joan Lukies; it was a huge hit with 200 well trained and very fast yabbies out on the track.
Heats were held during the day to a great crowd of onlookers.
In the final it was local Bluey Thorn who won the first prize of $500, Angel Fuller second with $100 and Jodi Cartwright third with $50.
Best Busker and $500 was presented to Jessica Lorraine (2016 Mulwala Water Ski Club’s Got Talent finalist) with Amanuael Visser (winner of the 2016 Mulwala talent competition) awarded the $100 Lions Encouragement Award and Sam Luvara the $100 People’s Choice Award.
The $1,000 Best Sculpture prize was given to Urana Artist Andrew Whitehead for his work The Horse.
Julie Guinan received the $100 People's Choice Award for her Brolga and Chicks, Barooga residentTom Rankin won Best Local Artist with his Fire Pits, Rebecca Cushert from Corowa won Best Small Sculpture for her Echidna and Cobram Secondary student Kyle Hore received the Best Junior Sculpture for his Turtle.
The Katamatite Lions Club would like to thank its Yarrawonga sponsors Andrew Goldman Excavations, the Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort, Mulwala Waterski Club, Wingates Sports Stores, GrainCorp and Mal’s Tacklebox for supplying the 200 plus yabbies that were raced on the day.