THE Lions Club of Ulladulla Milton has a wonderful day's entertainment and fun ready as part of its Australian Day celebrations.
Mollymook Beach from 9am to 3pm, if you want to take part in what should be a great community event, will be the place to be on Wednesday January 26.
You can stroll around the 120 stalls at the Lions Beachside Markets, look at some vintage cars and then admire the displays from the services clubs.
Children can get their face painted and have a ride on the merry-go-round.
The day will start with a Welcome to Country performed by Aunty Neille Mooney at 9am.
The First Burrill-Ulladulla Sea Scouts will then conduct the flag raising ceremony while Lion Jenny Leyshon will sing the National Anthem, accompanied by the Milton Town Band.
Australia Day ambassador Damien Leith [see bio below] will speak about what Australia means to him at 10am.
The Annual Bella Coastal Music Scholarship is an event not to be missed and a group of talented young performers will shine on stage.
A presentation to the Bella Coastal Music Scholarship scholarship winners will commence at 1pm.
Federal Member for Gilmore Fiona Phillips will address the gathering from 1.20, while Mayor of Shoalhaven City, Councillor Amanada Finley, will conduct a citizenship ceremony from 1.30pm, followed by her mayoral address.
There will be plenty of things to eat and drink during the day.
All the COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed.
Damien Leith biography
Damien Leith is a multi-talented artist that has made his mark in Australia as a singer, songwriter, producer, author, playwright and tv/radio host personality.
He is also an avid storyteller and writes adult and children's literature.
The talented family man first captured the attention and affection of Australians when he contested the 2006 edition of Australian Idol - a series he went on to win.
Since then, his career has skyrocketed, but he has remained charming, grounded and modest - securing him a place as a popular and well-loved Australian personality.
Over the past 14 years Damien has enjoyed platinum-selling albums and won many prestigious awards including Arias, Golden Guitar, Songwriter of the Year and many more.
His Aria wins include number 1 chart awards for the albums Where We Land and the winner's journey, highest selling album (The Winner's Journey), and highest selling single and number 1 chart award for the track, Night of my Life.
His music has been chosen to appear in commercials, movies and television shows, with his song, Beautiful, accompanying a global Estee Lauder campaign and not just for the weekend, being the theme song for the television series, saving kids - a show that Damien also hosted.
Damien is in demand as a TV host for Australian shows with a family feel.
As well as hosting the Australian TV series, Saving Kids, Damien has hosted New Idea Test Kitchen (Channel 7) and Great Easter Feasts with Rachael Finch (Channel 7).
He regularly fills in as co-host on Channel 7's The Morning Show and was a celebrity contestant and finalist on the 2011 series of Dancing With The Stars.
His ride to success has been multifaceted with Damien demonstrating his creative writing skills by publishing two novels with Harper Collins, One More Time (2007) and Remember June (2009).
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