CELEBRATING 2018: Yarraman New Year's Day festival was a success despite the weather forecast.
CELEBRATING 2018: Yarraman New Year's Day festival was a success despite the weather forecast. Earl M Villegas

Yarraman gets new year started

ORGANISERS of the Yarraman New Year's Day festival were relieved the rain stayed away and the event could go ahead as planned.

The crowds were not deterred by the weather with up to 300 people enjoying rides and fireworks, which is on par with the numbers of previous years.

President of the Yarraman Progress Association, Joe Stimpson said he was pleased to be able to put on an event for everyone to enjoy.

"We were fortunate that the rain disappeared at 2pm and the sun came out,” he said.

"We had a good day and a good crowd

"The rides were a success and the fireworks are always a highlight.”

With severe thunderstorms forecast to hit the region at 3pm, the committee feared at 1pm the event would not going ahead.

The wild weather did no eventuate, to the committee's delight.

"The rain had made it a bit more of a pleasant day because it wasn't as hot as it was last year and it was much more comfortable for people,” Mr Stimpson said.

"We try and put a day on that the whole town and families can enjoy.”

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