Around Ararat Today: July 18

Weather:

Well we were bracing for it and it came about mid-morning yesterday - Snow! If you captured any wet weather pics yesterday we'd love to receive them via our Facebook page or email ararateditorial@ruralpress.com.au.

Anyway, today's weather will be a slight improvement on Thursday's with a partly cloudy day and some isolated snow showers about the ranges above 800 metres during the morning. Top today of 11 degrees, while we should reach 12 on Saturday and Sunday.

What's on Today:

Bendigo Bank is running a barbeque from 11am onwards to raise money for the Starlight Children's Foundation 

Marian College students will join some of Victoria’s finest secondary school dancers, actors, singers, graphic designers, filmmakers, and set builders tonight when Wakakirri hits the stage in Melbourne.

What's on This Weekend:

Father Brendan Davey will celebrate his final mass this Sunday at the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Following the service a shared luncheon will be held in the Davey Hub at St Mary’s Primary School, which all members of the community are invited to.

Pic of the Day:

Ararat’s popular Catholic parish priest Father Brendan Davey will retire this month after 53 years in the priesthood and 27 years in Ararat. St Mary’s Primary School held their own farewell for Father Davey yesterday and in his honour, everyone donned the black and white of his beloved Collingwood. Picture: PETER PICKERING

Ararat’s popular Catholic parish priest Father Brendan Davey will retire this month after 53 years in the priesthood and 27 years in Ararat. St Mary’s Primary School held their own farewell for Father Davey yesterday and in his honour, everyone donned the black and white of his beloved Collingwood. Picture: PETER PICKERING

Quote of the Day:

“To put it in perspective, three of these wind farms have planning permits, one is ready to commence construction and one is in development, planning stage and design stage,” Ararat mayor Paul Hooper is urging the community to get behind Council’s support of the Renewable Energy Target scheme.

Trains:

All train services are running on time according to V/Line.

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