School holidays start with fun
BUNDABERG Regional Council is kicking off the June-July school holidays in style with a free and fun day out for all the family.
Council community Services spokeswoman Judy Peters said the Flourish Family Fun Day would be held at Boreham Park, Avenell Heights, on Monday, June 29, in conjunction with the Welcome Baby Celebration.
"Flourish is an all-inclusive community event that celebrates the diversity of families within our region," Cr Peters said.
"The morning will begin with our Welcome Baby Celebration, which already has more than 50 babies registered to participate.
"From 9am to 11.30am Boreham Park will be filled with a raft of activities to keep the little ones entertained including arts and crafts, rides, a petting zoo, teddy bear parade and park activities.
In addition to 30 stalls and information displays from the region's family orientated service and product providers, Cr Peters said a range of sporting groups and organisations would provide demonstrations and come and try activities throughout the day.
"This is the perfect occasion to see the range of opportunities our region has to offer families all in one place.
"Emergency services will also be in attendance with mascots and vehicles on display.
"The event is also an opportunity for event sponsor Southern Cross Austereo to raise funds for its Give Me 5 for Kids campaign through $5 face painting."
All funds raised go to the Bundaberg Hospital children's ward.