10 September, 2021
Matthew Denny Welcome Home Event - TODAY!
Herbert Street is lined with Green and Gold as the town comes together to celebrate the home coming of Olympian Matthew Denny later today!
Here’s a run down of todays celebrations, where & how it’s happening:
• School students will begin to assemble along Warwick Street.
• St Pat’s students along Warwick Street between Herbert and Raff Streets
• Allora State School in front of their own school both sides of the street if possible.
• Grammar School will gather in front of Community Hall.
• Matt will make his way to the Servo (via the highway) and meet his driver, Uncle Bob Denny with Police Escort vehicle that will escort Matt’s car.
• Town Crier, Bob Townshend to do pre-walk along Warwick and Herbert Streets to herald Matt’s arrival.
• Vehicles leave the Servo and make their way at walking pace down Warwick Street then into Herbert taking approx. 15 minutes.
• Matt will alight for a short time at the Allora Regional Sports Museum where he will be greeted by Event MC, Marco Gliori and Museum Curator, Perry Cronin.
• Mayor will present Matt with a certificate of recognition on behalf of the community.
• Matt will make his way to the Allora Sports Club where he will be available for signings and to mingle and share stories with the community.
• Sports Club will open the bar and put on a BBQ which will be available for purchase. Starting with a sausage sizzle and then doing burgers and bar later into the afternoon/evening.
• At approximately 5.30-6.00pm Matt will address the crowd and cut a celebratory cake.