Entertainment galore at Withcott

Make sure to say hi to Rollo the Clown at the Withcott and District Family Fun Day on Sunday 5 May. Picture: JACOB HAYDEN

The Withcott and District Family Fun Day is this Sunday 5 May and will have plenty of free entertainment for all ages.

The free event at Springbrook Park will include food, free entertainment and a massive offering of rides.

Event organiser and Withcott and District Progress Association president Michelle McKenzie said there would be plenty to see and do on the day.

“It’s open to the whole of the Lockyer Valley and we encourage anyone with young families or those just interested in coming along for some free entertainment to join us,” Mrs McKenzie said.

“We have market stalls, they’ll be set up and selling in the lead up to Mother’s Day.

“If you haven’t got a Mother’s Day gift you can come along and find yourself something there from locals.”

Food vendors will join the stalls alongside community groups set up with free activities.

“For example our local childcare centre, MCC Withcott, will have early learning games and activities,” Mrs McKenzie said.

“It’s so that people can come and learn and see what is on offer in the valley.

“Amongst all of that we’ll have a local musician, Nathan Walmsley, doing some nice easy-listening music.”

Mrs McKenzie said the day’s schedule would cater to all ages.

“Our volunteers have worked hard to make sure we are providing events, activities and entertainment for the whole family,” she said.

“It doesn’t matter whether you’re an infant through to retirees, we have something there for you.

“We often have people saying ‘we’ve got teenagers, we can’t come’ but we make sure there are activities on offer for all age groups, right from junior primary school to upper secondary.”

The Family Fun Day has an indoor and outdoor entertainment schedule, which is as follows:

INDOOR

10:30am – Mayhem Dance Academy

11:00am – Rollo the Clown Show

11:30am – Dancing Stars Toowoomba

12:00pm – Move & Groove Dance School

1:00pm – Rollo the Clown Show

1:30pm – Radiance Academy Toowoomba

OUTDOOR

10:00am-2:00pm – Nathan Walmsley

10:30am-11:00am – Rollo the Clown Roving

10:30am-1:30pm – Roving Entertainment

12:30pm-1:00pm – Rollo the Clown Roving

Wristbands for ride access can still be purchased on the day.

“Our sponsors have helped us get a lot of the events and activities running, and we thank our sponsors for that, but our donors have also provided us with a range of items for the raffle,” she said.

“First prize is a $500 Paradise Resort voucher donated by Dyno Noble, which is down at the Gold Coast, so $500 to the next family holiday down there.

“Second prize is a $500 Bunnings voucher donated by Brooks Hire.

“There’s some awesome prizes following that like three $250 Stanbroke meat packs, a two-night stay in Bell Tent, a Family Pass to ‘Whalebone’ at the Empire, two Meerkat Encounters at Darling Downs Zoo, and then ten multi-draw packs worth up to $100 each.”

Raffle tickets cost $5 each or three for $10 and can be purchased by following the below QR code, at Greedies in Withcott, or on the day of the event.

Mrs McKenzie said parking was readily available.

“There is parking onsite, there’s also parking at Withcott Quality Produce, which is at the corner when you turn in,” she said.

“There’s also parking at the Withcott Hotel, and the Withcott Hotel are going to be running a courtesy bus from the hotel to the venue and back throughout the day.”

Mrs McKenzie thanked the federal and state governments for their support.

“Thank you to the Australian Government and Queensland Government for the assistance provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth and State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements,” she said.

For more information on the event, visit the event page on Facebook, or get in contact with the Withcott and District Progress Association by emailing withcottprogress@gmail.com