South Burnett CTC’s annual Family Fun Day attracted more than 600 people to the Kingaroy Youth Park on Wednesday, almost double last year’s big day.
Vehicles lined Somerset Street on both sides, while children (and adults) explored the stalls on offer, enjoyed free hamburgers, chips, fairy floss and lemonade; and skated, climbed, tug-o-warred and generally had a good time.
“People were coming and going all day. We were handing out wristbands so I can say that at least 600 people have been here, and probably more,” Lee-Anne Reinbott, from CTC’s Family and Child Connect service, said.
The day was organised by CTC but more than 20 other agencies and services were also involved, including Centacare Community Connections, the Department of Child Safety and the Kingaroy Library.
And although CTC workers played a big role on the day, the activities were not just aimed at CTC clients.
“It is a free event for the whole community,” Lee-Anne said.
A popular attraction was the Reptile Relocation & Awareness group from the Gold Coast, where children learned about frogs, crocodiles and other reptiles.
Members of social motorcycle club Saints & Sinners were also on hand to demonstrate that bikers are not bullies … and to spread their anti-bullying message on to youngsters.
There was also cup-cake decorating, karaoke, video games, laser skirmish, face-painting … the holiday fun just went on and on.