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.’’
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