The popular Sun Festival was held in Deniliquin's Waring Gardens on Friday and entertainer ‘Big Chief Booga Booga’ was a huge attraction.CASS SAVELLIS January 14, 2014 4:58am
Entertainer ‘Big Chief Booga Booga’ was not satisfied performing on his own at Friday’s Sun Festival Kids’ Party in the Park.
Children were roped into participating in his circus tricks, particularly in creating a human pyramid.
For Grace Andrews and Jemma and Jessica Smith, pictured with the roving entertainer, the task was a challenge.
As the Pastoral Times journalist looked on, the youngsters climbed on each other.
After lots of laughs and a number of failed attempts, the group managed to hold the pose just long enough to capture this colourful photo.
Hundreds of families gathered in the park to enjoy the Kids’ Party, with complimentary rides and activities including the popular Rotary train, giant worm, slot cars, facepainting and craft.
Farmer Darryl’s Farmyard wowed children with a range of animals including goats, sheep, chicken and ducks and there was also the chance to sit in the front of a local police car.
Organiser Geoff Riley said the Sun Festival committee was ‘‘absolutely delighted’’ with the Kids’ Party.
‘‘It was very successful, particularly the weather – we were so lucky to have such a beautiful morning,’’ he said.
‘‘There were lots of kids involved in everything and the rides and animal farm were very well received.’’
The redevelopment of Shepparton Library, which will feature accessible shelving, a teen-specific area, a Skype booth and internet-enabled work stations, will be completed in the next two months.
The Ovens & Murray qualifying final between Yarrawonga and Lavington on Saturday left spectators talking more about the standard of umpiring than the two competing teams.
Greater Shepparton City Council was successful in securing the National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity Cutting Horse Championships for 2014 and 2015, with this year’s event scheduled from September 10-14 at Tatura Park.
The Kiss Angels, 50 Shades of Hope team have come up with a creative way of fundraising for the Relay for Life, a purple potty.
District hotels and businesses may change rosters with penalty rates for casual employees on Sundays set to be cut.
Students visit local businesses for reading lessons
Bottle thrown at Jason Cole in bitter aftermath to Seymour-Benalla game on Saturday.
A truck driver is lucky to be alive after crashing into a Jerilderie home yesterday morning.
Chef and co-owner of Heathcote’s Willow Room Brent Loam is thrilled with the listing in the 2015 Age Good Food Guide
Cobram kids learn about health with hospital as state-wide obesity campaign is launched.
Murray Irrigation to search for new boss after Anthony Couroupis finishes with the company.
A few anxious customers were outside the closed gates of the failed Bee-Jay Machinery business on Goulburn Valley Hwy in Shepparton on Tuesday morning, wondering what would become of deposits they had paid for tractors and other machinery.
A sophisticated hydroponic cannabis system was discovered by police at the Victoria Hotel last week.
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