2017 BIG DAY FOR SENIORS AT WARRAGUL GREYHOUNDS
Friday, October 20, 2017
Warragul & District Greyhound Racing Club will celebrate the Victorian Seniors Festival with a race meeting on Thursday 26 October, thanks to an $8,000 funding boost supported by the Andrews Labor Government.
Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today announced the Labor Government is providing more than $2,400 towards the race meeting through Victorian Racing Industry Fund. Warragul & District Greyhound Racing Club is also contributing almost $6,000.
Seniors-card holders will be offered a $15 lunch package that includes free entry, a drink and a two-course meal, as part of the Victorian Seniors Festival on Thursday 26 October.
The Rusty Rockers will provide live country classics and old time rock and roll for racegoers.
A number of prizes will be given away through lucky-door competitions and games, while former racing dogs who are being re-housed through the Greyhound Adoption Program will also make a special appearance.
The month-long Seniors Festival features more than 1,500 free and low-cost events across the state, including concerts, exhibitions, classes and workshops.
The racing industry in the Gippsland region generates more than $59 million annually for the Victorian economy and helps sustain more than 590 full-time equivalent jobs locally.
Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing:
“We’re proud to support the Warragul & District Greyhound Racing Club for this great community racing event.”
“I encourage locals to head to the track next Thursday to enjoy a fantastic day of racing and entertainment.”
Quotes attributable to Warragul & District Greyhound Racing Club Manager Adrian Scott:
“We are thrilled the Victorian Government has got behind the Seniors Appreciation Week race meeting, which promises to be a bumper day of racing and entertainment.”
“This is a great opportunity to show our appreciation for our seniors with lunch and a great day of racing and entertainment.”