Valentine Lions Club annual Australia Day breakfast draws crowd to Allambee Park

VALENTINE'S Allambee Park became a sea of red, blue, green and gold at the weekend as residents flocked to celebrate Australia Day.

Despite early morning rain, more than 150 people attended Valentine Lions Club's annual festivities at the park.

Club president Neville Lambert raised the flag to the sounds of Advance Australia Fair in a short ceremony at 9am, which was followed by the traditional barbecue breakfast.

This year, the club hosted a morning tea for the elderly.

About 50 senior citizens joined in, with Devonshire tea, scones and coffee proving to be a delightful treat for many.

Scones were also delivered to those senior residents across the road from the park who were not well enough to attend activities.

Valentine Lions Club publicity officer Bruce Harris said the day was a success.

"Some [people] came for half an hour for a coffee and a sanga, others stayed the whole day. A lot of people were simply catching up," Mr Harris said.

The celebrations ran well into the afternoon, with a four-hour cricket match between adults and children.

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