Heat is on for Aussie Day carnival
A MONTH of hard work will culminate with the first Innes Park Australia Day carnival at the Innes Park Reserve opening its gates today.
Organisers were busy yesterday pitching the last few tents for the festival, which will feature 10 rides such as dodgems, the Hurricane and Sizzler, as well as between 30 and 40 market stalls.
“There is everything you could imagine. We’ve really tried not to double up,” Innes Park Australia Day Committee member Vanessa Aplitt said.
Ms Aplitt said the group of four organisers all had their fingers crossed for a big crowd.
“There is a big turnout expected, but as this is the first of its kind for Innes Park it is hard to gauge,” she said.
Ms Aplitt said the carnival had only been suggested about a month ago.
“When we first started talking about it, we wondered if we could do it. When we decided we could, it was full steam ahead,” she said.
Gates to the carnival open from 8am to 6pm and bands will be playing all day.
Money raised from the festival will go towards the Innes Park Neighbourhood Watch and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Entry to the carnival is free.