Bulahdelah Blue Light program celebrates first birthday Bulahdelah, Wootton, Nerong Myall Coast News Photo Gallery by News Of The Area - Modern Media - May 2, 2018May 2, 2018 Community Fun: Paramedics Grant Crabb and Wayne Cook with Senior Constable Trevor McLeod, Ryder Wheaton and Abbiegail Ray. THERE were smiles galore at the Community Fun Day held last weekend to celebrate the first birthday of the Bulahdelah Blue Light Program. Modern Media: Advertise with News Of The Area and you get your ad in 1) in Print, 2) on the News Website (like this ad), and 3) on our Social Media news site. A much more efficient way to advertise. Reach a HUGE audience for a LOW price TODAY! Call us on 02 4983 2134. Or email@example.com Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE A mass of excited children, parents and community members filled the School of Arts Hall where a host of activities keep the crowd entertained. A hotly contested paper plane challenge, showing you are never too old to have fun at a Blue Light event, face painting and balloon sculptures were amongst the many highlights inside. Interactive emergency service displays, stalls, sizzling snags and pass the footy games were popular activities outside. The celebration was organised by the Bulahdelah Blue Light Committee and supported by the CWA, Lions Club, Paramedics, Rural Fire Brigade, Volunteer Rescue Association and countless other volunteers. Reflecting on a successful 12 months, committee member Senior Constable Ash Ray said the highlight has been the support from the community. “Our events have been getting bigger and bigger,” he said. “With the support that we have been getting, we have been able to put on better activities for the kids.” The committee is now looking forward to expanding the program with plans to incorporate movie nights and other events. Ash said the aim of the program is to strengthen ties between the community and police. “It helps to break that barrier of police being someone you only see if you are in trouble,” he said. “The police are helpers of the community and it is very important that everyone, especially young people, realise they can talk to an officer if they need help.” Following the success of the weekend celebration, the community is now eagerly awaiting the next Blue Light event. “It was so much fun, I can’t wait for the next one,” 10-year-old Matthew Thompson said. By Daniel SAHYOUN Rural Fire Brigade: Sebastian Sumner, volunteer member Laurie Sumner and Alfie Lehelyar. Paramedic Grant Crabb shows children the inner workings of the ambulance. Cooper Sams with Matthew and Jai Thompson enjoying the activities. The CWA supported the Blue Light Community Day. Bulahdelah Lions Club get behind the Blue Light Community Day. Nikkia Wheaton, Scarlet Ray and Rhanii Barrie. Children get a close-up view of the police van. Children were all smiles at the Community Fun Day. The Sumner family view the Volunteer Rescue Association Display. Guessing Competition: Jess Gordon with Charlotte, Dave and Roman Feeney. Abbiegail Ray tosses a ball at Paramedic Wayne Cook. Contestants line-up for the paper plane competition. Contestants had one minute to make their paper planes. The adult category in the paper plane competition was hotly contested. Dave Feeney launches his paper plane. Finalists in the preschool section of the paper plane competition. Jess Gordon won the adult section of paper plane contest.