The Meggs Billycart Derby

The Meggs Billy Cart Derby has a new date – Sunday 16th August 2009, and a NEW VENUE – Georgiana Terrace, Gosford. Once again Gosford will be transformed into a race track with billy carts in all shapes and sizes taking over the streets.

In its third year the United Way Central Coast Community Chest’s biggest event aims to raise funds for local charities.

Designed as a fun old fashioned family day out, this year for the first time kids as young as 5 can enter the race.
There are more race categories and different rules to make it easier to make the cart and enter the race.

There are great prizes to be won, and if you enter your school there is even a chance to win a cash prize of $1000.

Market stalls, food, entertainment and lots of activities for all of the family will line the streets for the City’s great community event.

The Meggs Billy Cart Derby; will have a special guest in attendance this August when Jason Chatfield; the Ginger Meggs cartoonist will hand over the perpetual trophy – a hand drawn caricature by the late James Kemsley – to the winner of the corporate race category.

Chatfield took over writing and drawing the iconic internationally syndicated comic strip Ginger Meggs in 2007, becoming the strip’s fifth artist, succeeding James Kemsley (a close friend and mentor) who also approved the use of the Meggs name for the Gosford billy cart derby. Ginger Meggs appears today in over 120 papers in 34 countries worldwide.

More info at: http://www.themeggs.com.au/

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