Mayor announces new public holiday for Cherbourg
CHERBOURG boasts many great events on the social calendar.
From the Ration Shed Fun Run, to the impressive NAIDOC celebrations, to the sell-out annual rodeo, the indigenous community has something for everyone.
Now residents of Cherbourg can add another exciting annual day to the calendar, and it will even get them a day off work.
Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council Mayor Arnold Murray has declared that Friday, October 18 will be a new public holiday for the town - Cherbourg Day.
The new public holiday will be a celebration of the town and its people.
The council's corporate services manager Chatur Zala said the opportunity to nominate a day to celebrate the community was a great honour for the council.
"Under the local government power we can nominate a public holiday,” Mr Zala said.
Cr Murray said he hoped the day would attract former Cherbourg residents back to the region.
"We'd like to see a lot of people come back home,” he said.
The details of the activities and festivities for Cherbourg Day are still to be finalised, but it is sure to be a great celebration of a community rich with history.