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Wondai To Host Fun Day

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Jake Washband, 7, from Runnymede, dunked Cr Gavin Jones with his first throw!

August 26, 2019

Wondai has been chosen as the town to host next year’s South Burnett Community Family Fun Day.

The annual fun day, organised by South Burnett Flight Savers Inc, raises funds for the LifeFlight Foundation but also aims to provides a cheap, fun day out for all the family.

While mum and dad can test their muscles in the Top Gun Challenge or win big on the pig races, children can have fun trying to dunk a celebrity or two.

The Fun Day is also an opportunity for local community groups and service clubs to showcase their wares, and maybe even attract a few new members.

The 2020 event will be held on the third Saturday in August, ie. August 15.

Organising committee president Cardell Turner made the announcement at the third annual Fun Day, held at the Nanango Showgrounds recently.

This event was well-supported by community groups with plenty of stalls dotted around the oval.

Sadly, crowd attendances were a little disappointing but the charity dinner held the night before made up for it, attracting 110 diners.

Special guest was Louis Brown, 6, who was flown out of Kingaroy on an RACQ LifeFlight helicopter after suffering severe injuries when kicked by a horse four years ago.

An auction held at the dinner raised $5800 for the LifeFlight Foundation plus an extra $1190 came from a calcutta held on the following day’s pig races.

More money was raised on Saturday from raffles and the celebrity dunk tank, where councillors Gavin Jones, Roz Frohloff and Danita Potter were joined by Senior Sergeant Dave Tierney and St Mary’s principal Angela Myles in taking a dive.

There was plenty of opportunities for fun around the Nanango Showgrounds Oval, with the Top Gun Challenge obstacle course, a laser skirmish battleground, pig racing. live music on stage and, of course, the highly contested tug o’war.

South Burnett Community Fun Day instigator Cardell Turner, second from right, with celebrity dunk tank dunkees Cr Roz Frohloff, Cr Gavin Jones and Snr Sgt Dave Tierney

Cr Gavin Jones gives the thumbs up BEFORE he makes a splash (inset)

Cr Danita Potter worked as a phlebotomist before she was elected to Council … so dressing as a vampire for her dunk tank appearance was a natural

Children queued to have a go at dunking a councillor … and they don’t even vote or pay rates yet!

Veronica May, 13, Kingaroy; Chelsea Ferguson, 12, Kingaroy; and Maggie Livett, 12, Nanango, were selling snow cones at the Kingaroy Girl Guides stall … the Kingaroy Girl Guides meet in Mant Street on Wednesdays; 4:00pm for 5-9 years and 5:30pm for 10-17 years

LifeFlight fundraising co-ordinator Mandy Hentschel had fun joining in the dancing display by the La Creme Dance Academy

Gavin Pates, from Andersens Carpet Flooring in Kingaroy, sponsored “Clive Porker” in the pig races

Kevin Kiley, from Noah’s Thoroughbred Racing Pigs at Warwick, revved up the crowd ahead of the pig racing

The crowd waits to see which little porker will win the race … and earn them some cash

And they’re off … six little pigs negotiate the first hurdle in Race 1, the Apple Sauce and Crackling Dash

A perfect star formation at the finishing line

The Quota Club of Kingaroy was selling cupcakes … from left, Pam Ott, Sandy Bennett, Tracey Labinsky, Sandra Tincknell and president Marie Shaw

Leanne Sainsbury and Lorraine Klein were looking after the Kingaroy Twilight group’s QCWA stall

Tiffany Cook, 8, from Nanango, was having fun on the laser skirmish course

Taabinga Rotary Club members were looking after the sausage sizzle

Action from an earlier heat in the tug o’war … this has become an annual event at the South Burnett Community Family Fun Day

The Grand Final in the tug o’war pitted the Kingaroy Nutters (above) against the QFES (below) … the Nutters dug in and proved too strong in the long run

The victorious Kingaroy Nutter tug o’war team … but they still had the Top Gun Challenge ahead of them!

Skin n’ Bone provided live music from the portable stage

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