PREPARATIONS for the arrival of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay in Gunnedah on January 31 are almost complete.
The 27 locals who will carry the baton through Gunnedah have been given their official routes as the country counts down to the games opening ceremony on April 4.
The baton will begin it’s official journey through Gunnedah on Stock Road before turning onto Rodney Street.
Once on Rodney Street, the baton will continue until Rodney Street becomes Marquis Street before turning on to Barber Street.
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One of the 27 baton bearers Marie Hobson said she “felt honoured” to be carrying the baton through Gunnedah.
“It’s a great privilege to be a part of such a wonderful occasion for Australia,” Mrs Hobson said.
“I feel very honoured to be representing Gunnedah.”
From Barber Street the baton will take a turn on to Tempest Street until it reaches Bloomfield Street where the baton will do a loop and head towards Wentworth Street.
After Wentworth Street the baton will travel along Conadilly Street until it reaches Wolseley Oval for the official celebrations at about 2.25 PM.
Fellow baton bearer Margret Amos described the relay as an “incredible honour”.
“I’m really looking forward to it,” Mrs Amos said.
“It’s not something that happens every day and to carry it through Gunnedah is truly an honour.”
Council will announce more details regarding official celebrations closer to the event.
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