Deniliquin and district’s four-legged friends will be the centre of attention at tomorrow’s inaugural Do It In Deni Street Bazaar, with a Deni Dog Parade all part of the fun.
The event is designed to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Dog which started last month, and will be held in the CBD from 10am. All dogs must be registered before this time.
Deniliquin Vet Clinic staff will judge the parade, and hand out a great selection of prizes, treats and information.
There are nine prizes to be won — including leads, collars and food bowls — and there are categories for small, medium and large dogs.
Do It In Deni Street Bazaar will run from 9am to 2pm, and is aimed at encouraging people to ‘think local first’ when it comes to their spending.
Deniliquin’s Cressy St will be closed between Napier St and Edwardes St, giving you easy access to businesses and the host of business and community group stalls that will be on offer.
The Naponda Farmers’ Market will be running in the Waring Gardens at the same time, and a long picnic table will be set up in the middle of the street for you to enjoy the atmosphere and the delicious treats you buy from the market, local businesses or from the Rotary sausage sizzle.
Deniliquin Business Chamber executive officer Janet Renehan said everyone should get ready to eat and drink and have loads of fun.
‘‘There is a lot to get excited about, with a number of wonderful Cressy and Napier St businesses getting involved for this year’s bazaar,’’ Mrs Renehan said.
‘‘There will be plenty of bargains and specials offered by food and display stalls.
‘‘There will also be new entertainment with the Boscars featuring Annabelle Lees and Zara Lindeman playing an acoustic set, and the Deniliquin ukulele group entertaining throughout the event.’’