Year 12 student Jared Gossow got into the spirit of things at St Mary’s Catholic College P&F Family Fun Day in Kingaroy on Saturday afternoon

February 6, 2017

A Family Fun Day organised by St Mary’s Catholic College P&F drew a crowd of about 400 people to the college’s grounds on Saturday afternoon, despite the heat.

A big attraction for a lot of young children – and even some older ones – were water games on the lawns, carried out with water pistols, and occasionally hoses and buckets.

Others queued for a turn at Splatt Attack, trying to hit one another with wet sponges shot from high-powered air cannons.

Others took advantage of face painting to get made up.

And in the Maryknoll Centre, a large jumping castle also drew a steady stream of youngsters.

Outside, as the afternoon wore on, many parents and their children took part in a treasure hunt, before chowing down on a sausage sizzle accompanied by a cool soft drink.

The event was partially organised as a “get to know you” gathering for parents, but its main intention was to provide an inexpensive afternoon of family fun before the term’s hard work really gets underway.

Proceeds of the day will be used by the P&F for school improvements.

Alem Gardner and Ron Clegg were selling raffle tickets to raise funds for the school’s Futsal team
Children of all ages fought off the heat with water games …
… and pretty soon it was water, water everywhere
Ellenor Andersson was helping her mum Abigail hand out treasure maps, and seemed mildly annoyed she couldn’t take part herself
Now THAT’S a sausage sizzle! Year 11 students Stuart Hetherington and Michael Reinbott were kept busy preparing the afternoon’s snacks

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Anderssons Fruit Market for quality fruits and vegetables