Around Ararat today: June 6

Today's fantatsic reader photo comes from Instagram user @bludgerjames. To have your photo considered each day, send them via Facebook message to The Ararat Advertiser, or via Instagram with the hashtag #Ararat.

Today's fantatsic reader photo comes from Instagram user @bludgerjames. To have your photo considered each day, send them via Facebook message to The Ararat Advertiser, or via Instagram with the hashtag #Ararat.

Weather:

Cloudy. Areas of morning fog. Isolated showers from the late morning. Winds west to southwesterly and light. Daytime maximum temperatures around 16.

Trains:

Services from Melbourne will operate as a train to Ballarat, then coach to Ararat.

Saturday 7 June

08:08 from Southern Cross

Sunday 8 June

08:28 from Southern Cross

Monday 9 June

08:08 from Southern Cross

Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 June

08:04 from Southern Cross

12:08 from Southern Cross

To Melbourne

Coaches will replace trains from Ararat to Melbourne for the entire journey.

Saturday 7, Sunday 8 and Monday 9 June

16:05 from Ararat

Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 June

12:10 from Ararat

16:54 from Ararat

What’s on around Ararat today:

The very first Ararat Boot Camp Weekend, hosted by The Biggest Loser’s trainer Shannan Ponton gets underway today. Richardson Oval is hosting the bootcamp which is expected to attract not only locals but tourists and fans of The Biggest Loser who are keen to see where this season all started. The camp will run through to Monday.  

What’s on around Ararat this weekend:

Saturday – Pop down to the Salvos Shop Saturday, open till lunchtime, with all proceeds from any item sold going to the Campaign for Jacob which aims to help local boy Jacob Warrior-Day, who suffers from cerebral palsy.

Sunday – Will also see a fundraising effort for Campaign for Jacob, this time at the monthly Trash n Treasure market at Alexandra Hall. Head down from 9am-1pm and pick up a bargain while contributing to a worthy cause.

Pic of the Day:

Lee-Ann Moana, one of the eight personal trainers participating in the Ararat Active8 program, supervises Taine Pearse during a suspension training session. Entries are rolling in for the soon to be launched program, which will see eight participants teamed up with a personal trainer and one of The Biggest Loser contestants as a mentor, with the aim of improving their lifestyle. To register go to www.ararat.vic.gov.au

Quote of the Day:

“My general feeling that I get from people in the community is that this is a growing concern and more and more of teenagers and young adults are gaining access to and using Ice” – Ararat GP Dr Mark Deary speaking at the Community Ice Forum on Wednesday night. Full story in today’s Ararat Advertiser.

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