IGA family fun day returns

By Liam Nash

The Ritchies IGA Family Fun Day returns on Saturday for its eighth year, with the supermarket car park set to come alive from 9.30 am to 1 pm.

Held in support of the Cobram Fire Brigade and State Emergency Services, a myriad of attractions are sure to keep the whole clan amused during the morning.

Ritchies IGA Cobram store manager Mandy Hawke said spirits were at an all-time high at IGA at this time of the year.

“The guys are really starting to get geared up at the moment,” she said.

Children can enjoy a jumbo bouncy castle and face painter, while Cobram Secondary College school band is sure to pull a crowd.

With help from the community, the fun day has only grown, with students from the local primary schools and CTA Cadets back selling goods, while donations from businesses make up the 600 showbags for children, as well as the raffle prizes on offer.

Rounding out the day is the monster raffle, where a bonus $100 Ritchies gift card will be given away to the prize winner drawn last in attendance.

Anyone in town or shopping at IGA between now and Saturday can buy a raffle ticket in support of those helping to keep the community safe.