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WITNESS THE THRILLS AND SPILLS OF THE UPPER HUNTER’S OWN BILLY CART RACE!



WITNESS THE THRILLS AND SPILLS OF THE UPPER HUNTER’S OWN BILLY CART RACE!
Come down for a family fun day at Carl Street, Muswellbrook on Saturday 23 June 2018
 

Our society has lost a sense of good old fashioned fun, and Hunter Life Education want to bring it back. Plans for the inaugural Hunter Soap Box Derby, sponsored by BHP Mt Arthur Coal, are in full swing. Kids and kids at heart will be racing home-made billy carts downhill in suburban Muswellbrook from 9am on Saturday 23 June 2018, vying for winner’s bragging rights.
 
The PCYC Muswellbrook carpark will play host to much of the festivities, where there will be an event opening ceremony attended and opened by current sitting Hunter political personalities, food, family attractions, market stalls, vintage cars, Fire Engine with hose play, baby animal petting zoo, and of course billy carts whizzing down the hill on Carl Street, Muswellbrook.
 
Time Activity Length
9.00am Event Opening Ceremony:
Acknowledgement of Country
Address from:
  • Sarah Gray, Executive Officer Hunter Life Education
  • Major Sponsor Representative, BHP Mt Arthur Coal
  • The Honourable Joel Fitzgibbon
  • Mr Michael Johnsen MP
  • Martin Rush, Mayor Muswellbrook Shire Council
Joel Fitzgibbon to formally declare event open. Photo opportunity with Healthy Harold and local politicians
15 mins
9.20am Racing to begin, first carts towed to top of hill start line.
Junior category to race first.
5 mins
11.00am Corporate Race 1 20 mins
11.20am Mascot Race
Healthy Harold  v  The Easter Bunny (Gresford Billy Cart Derby)
5 mins
12.20pm Senior Race Category 1.5hrs
2.00pm End of Racing  
2.20pm Presentation of Junior and Senior race category winners 10 mins
Presentation of novelty prize categories
2.30pm END OF RACE EVENT (Public) 3 mins
 
The Hunter Soap Box Derby is a fundraising event organised by and for the benefit of Hunter Life Education, working to ensure young people of the Hunter have access to free or subsidised Life Education lessons. These lessons empower young people to lead safer and healthier lives through education. BHP Mt Arthur Coal has event naming rights for the 2018 Hunter Soap Box Derby.
 
Local business has provided much support of this event, specifically Muswellbrook Shire Council, Coates Hire Muswellbrook, ARTC, PCYC Muswellbrook, Home Timber and Hardware, along with many other wonderful event supporters.

https://huntersoapboxderby2018.raisely.com/
 
For further information, please contact Sarah Gray on 02 4958 6766 or 0418 281 962.