Walla Walla’s Sesquicentennial
“Celebrating the Journey”
Walla Walla is celebrating its 150th anniversary (sesquicentennial) throughout 2019 and the community has really embraced the celebration events so far.
In October 2018 a group of around 90 people got the celebrations underway by following in the footsteps of the original trek journey that the early settlers travelled in 1868. This was a self-drive event from Ebenezer in South Australia to Walla Walla and coincided with the approximate date 150 years ago when the original settlers started their trek to New South Wales. The event was a huge success and is a great stepping stone to the major weekend of celebrations planned for 25-28 January 2019. These celebrations will include a range of entertainment, the Greater Hume Council Australia Day Ceremony, German style food and beer, thanksgiving celebration, community picnic lunch, a street parade and much more.
To finish off the celebrations we’re planning one final shindig to see the anniversary year off in style. From 5:30pm on Saturday 26 October it’s free entry to a community family night being held on the town sportsground and the night will include plenty of food, fun and chilling out. A highlight of the night will be watching a number of people entertaining us with “Walla Walla’s Got Talent”. Check out the link to the September 2019 newsletter which gives further information about the event.
The organising committee invites you to come along as we continue to “Celebrate the Journey”!
Walla Walla 150th Newsletters
More information can be obtained from:
Trevor Schroeter (Organising Committee Chairman) 0439 982 196
Selina Kohlhagen (Organising Committee Secretary) 0417 247 546