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Families flock to fun day in Echuca

Echuca’s One and All Community family fun day attracted more than 3000 people to Echuca Racecourse.

TRENT HORNEMAN November 26, 2012 4:32am

Monique Monahan, Hannah Armstrong, Ebony Baker, Caitlin Cox and Jordan Lloyd.


More than 3000 people packed Echuca Racecourse yesterday morning for Echuca’s One and All Community family fun day.

Project co-ordinator Jacqui Davies said the event exceeded her expectations, with a bumper crowd at the racecourse before the event was scheduled to start.

‘‘We had a full car park and plenty of people through the gates at 9.45am. We weren’t meant to start until 10am,’’ she said.

‘‘When the afternoon hit things began to die off. It was just too hot for everyone I guess.

‘‘It was disappointing, but I suppose if all you can complain about is the weather then the event was a success.’’


The Workers

Ms Davies said Children’s group The Workers were the stars of the show, as well as a special needs dance group.

‘‘The Workers were great, as well as the special needs dance group, who had everyone up and dancing,’’ she said.

‘‘It was a brilliant day. We have locked in the date for next year and we are looking forward to planning a bigger and better event.

‘‘It is a free event so that we can get as many community people together as possible. Darcy Elliott did a great job as our MC, as well about 350 volunteers from 70 community organisations.’’

Ms Davies said as the mercury soared yesterday, snow cones were the popular choice, as well as sprinklers.

‘‘Everyone wanted a snow cone. We have just turned the sprinklers on and children are having a ball,’’ she said.

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