Millicent Celebrates 150 Years

10th November 2021
An exciting program of events has been planned for the weekend of Millicent's 150th celebrations.
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Millicent will come alive with market stalls, live entertainment, great food and loads of fun for the kids.

Millicent will be buzzing with a range of exciting activities planned to celebrate the town’s 150 year anniversary.

With an exciting program of events to be held across the weekend of 19-21 November, the Millicent 150th Celebrations will launch with the official opening of the Wattle Range Art Exhibition on Friday at 7pm.

Wattle Range Council’s Director of Development Services, Emma Clay said: “On Saturday the Millicent Lions Club will host the Twilight Market Extravaganza with over 40 stalls commencing at 3 pm. During the afternoon, Mayor Des Noll will launch the 150 Stories of Millicent and an interactive virtual history tour.”

“We are very excited that the historical photos collected from across the ages will be beamed onto an LED screen for all to see near the rotunda and similar images have been developed into an exclusive virtual reality spectacular to view through the VR goggles. We are also delighted to launch the book with 150 stories collected from locals,” added Janice Nitschke, Council’s Manager Libraries and Cultural Services.

”We will be opening the town time capsule with assistance from Kimberly Clark Australia with over 88 items collected from 25 years ago to be put on display.”

“The community are then welcome to bring along their own item to add to the capsule which will be closed and re-opened again in 25 years’ time,” Janice added.

“We are pleased that the Millicent Business Community Association’s ‘Millicent Lights up’ and Kids Zone, an annual initiative by the group, has been incorporated into the anniversary program,” Emma Clay announced.

“The Jubilee Park cyprus tree will come alive in lights, we will have a visit from Father Christmas, as well as face painting, a jumping castle and a stack of exciting free children’s activities.

“Both Federal and State members, Tony Pasin MP and Nick McBride MP have accepted the invitation to come along and judge a BBQ Cook Off, where local personalities will cook a Masterchef style mystery box at 3 pm next to the RSL Hall. Everyone is invited to come down and cheer on the local ‘celebrities’ with the opportunity to vote for a winner and go into the mystery box to draw for a prize.

“We are also thrilled that popular local musical duo JB and Crowey will be performing together for the last time at our event. They’ll be playing from 4pm until 9pm at the Millicent Rotunda. This will be an excellent opportunity to meet friends, enjoy the local food and music, take in the ambience and farewell a fantastic local act.

“Weather permitting Council’s inflatable obstacle course will be on the Millicent Swimming Lake on Saturday afternoon and the team from YMCA Action Sports will be back at the Millicent Skate Park on Saturday and Sunday to stage the events that were postponed in July due to COVID.

“Sunday will feature an Amazing Race at the Domain, followed by an open day at Millicent National Trust Museum with free entry. Members of the Trust have developed a program featuring blacksmiths, a close up look at the clothing collection and a stroll down memory lane,” Ms Clay concluded.

The Millicent Gallery will be open over the entire weekend featuring the Wattle Range Art Exhibition.

For further information check out the program, which is available on the Council website and social media.

For further information please contact:

Emma Clay, Director Development Services
Telephone:                (08) 8733 0900