Seven new Australians will be welcomed to Canowindra during a citizenship ceremony in the town on Australia Day.
The citizenship ceremony, Aussie breakfasts, barbecues and family fun will be the feature of Australia Day in Cabonne Shire this weekend.
A full day of celebrations is planned for Sunday, January 26, starting at 8am with breakfasts at several villages and wrapping up with barbecue dinners and family picnics in the afternoon.
Cabonne's Australia Day ambassador Peter Herbert, a producer and writer of some of Australia's best-known television shows, will participate in ceremonies at Mullion Creek, Cargo and Canowindra.
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Australia Day will also be celebrated at Borenore, Cudal, Cumnock, Eugowra, Manildra, Molong and Yeoval.
Mr Herbert will begin Australia Day at 8am at Mullion Creek, where there will be a community breakfast and awards ceremony.
He will then travel to Cargo for the presentation of awards and morning tea at 10.30am before attending a citizenship ceremony and awards presentation at Canowindra at 1.30pm for 2pm in the Community Hall at the Ex-Services Club.
Mr Herbert will be accompanied by Cabonne's Australia Day Youth Ambassador Hudson Izzard of Canowindra, and Mayor Kevin Beatty.
To help make Australia Day even more memorable this Sunday, Cabonne Council is combining with the NSW Government to provide free entry for everyone to each of its seven public swimming pools on the day.
Adults and children will be able to swim free at pools at Molong, Canowindra, Eugowra, Cudal, Cumnock, Manildra and Yeoval on Sunday.
The initiative is part of a drought stimulus package being provided for drought-affected communities by the State Government.
The objective is to provide enhanced social and recreational activities and programs particularly for youth in small drought-affected communities.