The Arrowtown Returned Servicemen’s Association and many Arrowtown community groups are dedicated to commemorating Anzac Day (April 25) and the annual service held in the Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall is always a drawcard.
“Over the years Arrowtown has seen a steady increase in the numbers of people attending the Anzac morning service with the hall often overflowing,” says Arrowtown Promotion and Business Association (APBA) secretary Sue Patterson. “It is a very important day to commemorate and we encourage anyone interested, including visitors to the region, to take part.”
The service at the Athenaeum Hall is followed by a procession, led by the Queenstown and Southern Lakes Highland Pipe Band through the Arrowtown streets to the Cenotaph on Soldiers Hill for the wreath laying ceremony and the playing of the last post.
Shops and businesses in Arrowtown are closed until 12.00pm on Anzac Day.