Easter fun in Warby

John Seegers, Lisa Edwards, Mike Rudd and June Petrie 231578 Picture: STEWART CHAMBERS

By Jed Lanyon

Get ready for a day of live music and celebrations as the Warburton Easter fundraiser returns to Mac Sparke Oval on Sunday 4 April.

For the music lovers, Mike Rudd’s Indelibles will be performing, as well as Lisa Edwards, the Yarra River Band and the Lone Mariachi in some of their first live gigs following the Covid-19 pandemic.

From 12.30pm to 5pm locals can enjoy hot food, market stalls and raffles. A custom car and hot rod show will also be a main feature.

Event organiser and Warburton local John Seegers said he’s expecting it to be a “huge day”.

“We’re going to have lots of giveaways … The most important thing is that it’s going to be such a great day, we’re all excited about it,” he said.

“I hope people takeaway some memories that they’ve had a great day and a lot of laughter. And I also hope that they can take some of the raffle prizes home.”

There will be plenty of entertainment for the kids too as Variety Club’s Sesame Street Bus will be coming along for the day with all the favourite Sesame Street characters.

Mount Evelyn based performer, Mr Rudd, said he’s looking forward to eating some Easter eggs and hot cross buns.

“It’s great fun to be playing live … It makes me feel like a kid again,” Mr Rudd joked.

Ms Edwards said, “It’s an honour to be asked to perform … I’m looking forward to seeing the community come together and enjoy a beautiful day and the fact that it’ll go to a good charity, so it’s lovely to be involved.”

Entry is free and the event is sponsored by the Warburton and Yarra Junction Community Bank branches.