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Community comes together for first Free Family Day at Bornholm Hall

Stuart McGuckinAlbany Advertiser
Ethan Wolfe, 5.
Camera IconEthan Wolfe, 5. Credit: Matt Laughton

Community spirit was well and truly on show when Bornholm Hall hosted between 400 and 500 people last week for special school holiday get together.

The Free Family Fun Day brought together a host of activities including Jamie the Clown, face painting by Nan’s face art, a sausage sizzle, bouncy castle and a bunch of craft activities to keep everyone entertained.

Event co-ordinator Melissa Wolfe said people came from Albany, Denmark and everywhere in between to get in on the fun.

“The highlight was seeing such a broad range of families coming together and enjoying the facilitates and seeing how happy all the children were,” she said.

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“We also had support workers who brought their clients along on the day which was nice.

“We’ll definitely do it again next year.”

Lockyer Child and Parent Centre also organised a calm zone to allow families to escape the hive activity momentarily throughout the day.

“The whole day was run by volunteers with people helping in the sausage sizzle and helping out,” Ms Wolfe.

Support from local businesses, the City of Albany and the Department of Communities allowed the event to go ahead.

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