Jubilee Park will be buzzing with local families celebrating all that’s good about Beaudesert’s young people at the Youth and Community Centre (YACC) Family Fun Day.
The free entry event is from 10am to 2pm Sunday, 26 March as part of YACC’s ongoing campaign to secure a PCYC for Beaudesert.
There will be a basketball competition, a ‘guess how many snakes in the jar’ contest, face painting, colour hairspray and visits from the Emergency Services Cadets and local police with the ATV (all-terrain vehicle) which YACC helped secure.
Alpacas from Mountview Alpaca Farm will visit from 11am to midday, with an opportunity for feeding, patting and photos.
Entertainment will include performances from Beaudesert High’s Indigenous dance group and Songbirds and the McAuley College choir, market stalls will sell gifts, toys and treats and food for purchase will include hamburgers, fish and chips, cold drinks and ice creams.
Among local kids excited for the Family Fun Day are Cainbable siblings Angus and Ivy Ludwig and their cousins Olivia and Jackson McDonald from Gleneagle.
“There’s going to be lots of games, and we can have nice food and I can see my friends and cousins,” said Ivy.
“We get to spend time with our family and have fun in the park,” said Jackson.
YACC President John Powell said as well as providing a fun day out for the whole family, the day was about showcasing the positive things youth are doing in Beaudesert.
“We want to highlight the positive activities of young people in our community,” he said.
“Every day we turn the TV on or read in the papers about negative things some young people are doing, and I think there are so many positive things young people do in groups and those things probably don’t get highlighted enough.”
YACC’s PCYC push is ongoing, with the Scenic Rim Regional Council going into closed session at its 21 February meeting to discuss land for a PCYC in Beaudesert.
Council acknowledged a ‘preferred site’, had been identified in Beaudesert, acknowledged the ‘need for further investigations and actions to ensure compliance with the Land Act’ to establish a PCYC at that site and that they will advise the final outcome at the ‘appropriate time’.
For more information about the Family Fun Day, contact Julie McDonald on 0419 126 136.