January 1st, 2023Chop chop! Put the Lyonville Woodchop in your diary for Feb
The annual Lyonville Woodchop will be held on Saturday, February 4 from 10.30am at the Lyonville Hall.
This year is the 50th anniversary of the Lyonville Woodchop so organisers plan to make it a particularly memorable event.
To mark the anniversary, the Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, the Hon Catherine King MP, has been invited to present the $1,300 Woodchop championship prize to the winning axeman. Ms King will also supervise the Ladies’ Nail Drive competition and award the prize to the fastest lady hammer wielder.
Woodchop events have been a feature of rural life for many years to celebrate the strength and speed of our local axemen. Lyonville was a timber town for many years and our Woodchop is a great way to commemorate this part of our history. All proceeds from the Lyonville Woodchop go towards the upkeep and development of the historic Lyonville Mechanics Institute (the hall).
All the usual attractions will also be available at the woodchop: a bar, BBQ, barrista coffee, cakes and light lunch stall, plus raffle and spinning wheel with lots of great prizes to be won.
Organisers say they’re really looking forward to welcoming a robust crowd to the 50th anniversary Lyonville Woodchop.
Date: Saturday, February 4 2023 from 10.30am
Venue: Lyonville Hall, Corner Bremner Ave & Gleeson St, Lyonville
Cost: Entry is $5 per adult, children are free.