Around Ararat Today: August 1

Weather:

Partly cloudy. Possible hail and gusty winds during the morning. Showers, becoming less widespread during the evening. Scattered snow showers above 500 metres contracting to the ranges in the morning. The chance of thunderstorms in the morning and afternoon. Winds west to northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h turning southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h in the late morning then tending west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures fell to around 3 with daytime temperatures reaching just 8 today.

Around Ararat Today:

The 12 week Get Healthy, Stay Healthy Challenge run by Ararat College will hold its grand finale tonight at 6.30. The night will see the winners of the program announced with two Biggest Loser contestants to speak at the event.

Around Ararat This Weekend:

THE 31st annual Ararat One Act Play Festival is on this weekend with the festival to be held Saturday at Ararat Performing Arts Centre hosted by the Ararat Theatre Company, with 11 plays to be presented. MORE INFO HERE

Pic of the Day:

Today is Jeans for Genes Day, a national day when people wear their jeans to raise  much-needed funds for research into birth defects and diseases. A peaceful one week old Ryan, swaddled in a pair of dad’s jeans, reminding everyone to get down to First National Ararat’s fundraising barbecue today 12pm-2pm to help raise funds for the  Children’s Medical Research Institute.

Today is Jeans for Genes Day, a national day when people wear their jeans to raise much-needed funds for research into birth defects and diseases. A peaceful one week old Ryan, swaddled in a pair of dad’s jeans, reminding everyone to get down to First National Ararat’s fundraising barbecue today 12pm-2pm to help raise funds for the Children’s Medical Research Institute.

Quote of the Day:

“I think people just thought oh yes it is going to happen, but the financial situation has changed, it has got a bit tighter.” - Northern Grampians Shire Mayor, Cr Kevin Erwin on the push to ensure the duplication of the Western Highway can continue

Trains:

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

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