Rise to the High Country, it’s Easter!

Media Release

6 March 2013

Rise to the High Country, its Easter!

Dinner Plain, Victoria: The Victorian Alps and surrounding communities have been feeling the heat over the last month with the Harrietville/Alpine fires threatening the region.  Rest assured that activities for the Easter weekend, from 29th -31st March 2013, are going full steam ahead, offering visitors to the region a weekend full of festivities and family fun!

After more than 30,000 HA of bush land being burnt, the communities of Harrietville, Dinner Plain, Mt Hotham, Swifts Creek and Omeo are looking forward to rising from the ashes. Although a worrying time, the worst is over, it’s business as usual.  In Dinner Plain the skies are blue and the air is clean and we’re excited for the planned Easter events, not only to raise our spirits but to provide a fun filled weekend for visitors to our village.

Easter at Dinner Plain

“We have stayed strong as a community and we are pleased to be hosting this wonderful family weekend” says Elaine Burridge, Dinner Plain resident.

The Easter weekend’s events include the annual inaugural Geebung Polo match.  Atop of the Polo match is an array of family and children’s activities across Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday.  Other activities you can expect to see over the weekend include:  North East Produce Exposure (featuring local wines, beer and local food produce), face painting, treasure hunts, geo cache, movie night, blue light disco, car boot sale, CFA fundraisers, there will even be a visit from Easter Bunny during our massive Easter Egg hunt on Sunday morning…. the list goes on. Our surrounding townships are also hosting the Swifts Creek Picnic Races and Omeo Rodeo.

 Geebung Polo

 “The Easter Weekend is a favorite here at Dinner Plain and we are thrilled to be hosting this event again in 2013 – it shows how our communities can work together, reunite and rise above adversity”, says Peter McKenna, Dinner Plain Advisory Committee.

This Easter, Dinner Plain is throwing out a big THANK YOU to the CFA, with funds raised from many of the activities over the weekend being donated to the CFA.

It’s Easter so it’s time for clean air, mountains and big open skies, so break out the RM Williams, it’s time to get your Polo on! All things family, fun and Easter!

For more information on the Easter Events and Geebung Polo, visit:

http://www.visitdinnerplain.com.au/Pages/Events___Activities.aspx, you can also join our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Dinner.Plain?fref=ts .

 Easter Activities at Dinner Plain

For further information, images or an interview please contact:

Elaine Burridge                                                                       

Dinner Plain Residents & Business Operators Society

P:  0417 089589

E:  elaineburridge@hotmail.com

Emma Lovell

Lovelly Communications

P: 0413 955 970

E: emma_lovelly@hotmail.com

W: http://www.lovellycommunications.com

 

 About Dinner Plain

  • A pure high country  getaway to a  village of over 300 private chalets nestled amongst  the snowgums.
  • Located  at the height of  The Great Alpine Road   between the Great Alpine Valleys and the Gippsland Lakes. .
  • Dinner Plain is i a hub of road cycling, walking trails, 4WD and mountain bike tracks  and some of the best food and wine in the country.
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