THERE is an old adage in television about not working with kids or animals, but that is exactly what Mt Eliza Rotary Club plans to do next year for its two main fundraising events.
On Sunday 6 March the club will hold its Dogs in the Park expo, with plenty of family fun and many “not too serious” competitions for dogs and their owners.
There will be food and coffee stalls, face painting for children and an animal farm 11am-2.30pm at the John Butler Reserve, Mt Eliza. Entry is free and there will be a small fee for participation in the various events.
On Sunday 17 April, 10am-1pm the Rotary club, in conjunction with the Mornington Railway Preservation Society, is conducting its inaugural Kids Fun Run With K163.
Up to 300 children aged up to 12 years will race the historic steam engine K163 alongside a small section of track now being prepared at Moorooduc station.
Mt Eliza Rotary president Bernie Edwards says the two fundraising events are designed to provide fun and entertainment for the children, families and friends.
“Their presence will help to support Rotary’s ongoing community efforts so everyone is a winner,” he said.