THE 65th Macksville Gift will be held on Saturday November 10.
The continued survival of this handicap footrace is an achievement to the founders and the modern day committee who work tirelessly over much of the year planning and preparing the event.
The Macksville Gift is a star in its own right, having been awarded "The Best Carnival" nationwide as voted by runners and officials.
On Friday November 9, the Gift committee will host a celebratory dinner for reaching the 65-year milestone of continuous Gifts. Guest speaker will be Scott Doolan and the event will get underway at the Ex-Services Club from 6 o’clock. All committee members past and present, friends, athletes, Princesses, sponsors, business houses at the like are warmly welcomed to attend. For reservations call Kylie at the club on 6568-1344.
This year the new event will be the ‘Sporting Code Relay’. Contestants from various sporting teams from around the valley have been invited to compete in the 4 x 100 metre relay.
Meanwhile, The Macksville Athletics Club, will also host a photography competition which showcases the wide world of sport.
There will be divisions for open, high school student and primary student. Photos must be printed - A4 or 8 x 12 inches and mounted on card with a 2 to 2.5cm border right around the photo. Photos must be taken by the entrant.
Photographer’s name, title of print, address, and phone number on back. Prints delivered to Macksville Ex- Services by October 31.