AFTER a week of rain, the weather turned on a beautiful day for the Williamtown Defence Family Group (WDFG) Committee’s Easter Family Day.
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The WDFG committee’s efforts in planning and pre event preparations paid off as everything ran smoothly on the event day.
Vice President of WDFG, Krystal Rowell, told News Of The Area, “The ladies of the group were brimming with enthusiasm, and made their aim for the day to ensure everyone heard about the great things the group, and the community, has to offer.”
“By the end of the day everyone was tired but still smiling and very happy with how the community enjoyed the event.”
Over 220 members and their families attended the event, with an additional 55-60 stall holders and volunteers also participating in the event activities.
The raffle held on the day raised $255, which will help the WDFG host the Christmas card making event to be held in July, and and care packages for the deployed project to be held in October.
Once inside the event, everything except the raffle tickets were free to Defence families.
Families enjoyed the free Hennessy Coffee, fresh Woolworths hot cross buns, snow cones, fairy floss, face painter, mobile video games and inflatable games.
Chelsea Rollings played live music, creating a wonderful Sunday afternoon picnic atmosphere.
The Easter bunny visited and gave out chocolate eggs to everyone, much to the delight of the smallest attendees.
The Salt Ash Rural Fire Brigade set up a fun water display where people could use a real fire hose to knock down mock fire targets.
Vanguard and the Rovers Pirates gave battle demonstrations and a historical display about knights.
The RAAF Williamtown Cadets were a great help on the day, with helping set up and pack up.
During the event, they provided information and ushered everyone towards the fun activities and freebies.
At the close of the event, families received an Easter gift of chocolate easter bunnies for the adults and goodie bags, colouring in books and pencils for the children.
Krystal said, “We also gave away the decoration inflatable bunnies and sparkly windmills we used to decorate the event to a lucky few.”
“It was a wonderful day.”
News Of The Area look forward to sharing the upcoming important events that will be organised by WDFG in support of our local troops currently serving overseas.