Around Ararat Today: July 9

Weather:

We can expect a few showers today and possibly even hail. It will be very cold today too, with temperatures only reaching 10 degrees, although the wind chill will make it feel much cooler.

What's on Today:

It is NAIDOC WEEK at the Ararat Library and from 11.00am – 12.00pm the public is being invited to come and celebrate aboriginal culture. Paul from Brambuk Cultural Centre will be at the library to talk about aboriginal culture, tell stories from the dreamtime, show aboriginal artifacts and more. No bookings necessary.

Pic of the Day:

President of the Y's Mennettes Club Krystyna Stigger presents an excited Jacob Warrior-Day and his mum Sarah with a cheque to help purchase a new wheelchair.

President of the Y's Mennettes Club Krystyna Stigger presents an excited Jacob Warrior-Day and his mum Sarah with a cheque to help purchase a new wheelchair.

Quote of the Day:

"We knew that people would welcome the service back, but didn't expect that sort of reception to be had. I was really surprised at the depth of feeling and the amount of people that turned up." - Ararat mayor Paul Hooper speaking about July 10, 2004 when passenger rail returned to Ararat. Full story in Friday's Ararat Advertiser.

Trains:

Coaches are replacing trains between Melbourne and Ballarat until Tuesday July 15. Trains will continue to operate between Ballarat and Ararat/Maryborough. Ballarat trains will no longer stop at North Melbourne station from July 16. 

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