Sawtell Super Fun Day puts feelers out for fresh approach

Committee Vice Chair Keith Bensley in the limelight on Sawtell Super Fun Day.

THE SAWTELL Super Fun Day needs the community’s help to build its team to embrace the interests of young people.

The annual New Year’s Day event has a 104-year history and includes the popular Fun Run and opportunities galore for making it a ‘must do’ event in the summer holidays.

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“For the Sawtell Fun Day to continue and grow we need to build a larger team to maintain its relevance to the community and the time to start for 2025 is now,” Committee Vice Chair Keith Bensley told News Of The Area.

“It is time to take a fresh look at the Fun Day, involve more of the community with planning and bring new ideas for attractions in tune with what locals and visitors enjoy.

“We really need to embrace the benefits of modern communications by enhancing our website and social media pages to engage community support and take the Fun Day to the next level,” he said.

“Over the past four years the committee has compiled a comprehensive database of all the stakeholders for each Fun Day, which provides an excellent base to build on for the future.”

For those committed to the continuation and development of the Fun Day and possess any of the following skills or experience, Keith would love to hear from you: overall planning skills, logistics management, entertainment resourcing, website maintenance, social media, graphic design, photography or sponsorship sourcing.

“Loads of enthusiasm,” is also a must, according to Keith.

The Sawtell Super Fun Day was founded in 1920 when the workers building the North Coast Railway, who camped around what is now the Sawtell Beach Holiday Park, challenged the locals to some competitions to celebrate the New Year.

The challenges and contests continued as an annual event.

Over the next 104 years, the Fun Day evolved with various attractions and entertainment including the awarding of Sawtellians of the Year and the Fun Run organised by Little Athletics.

The Fun Run is reported to be the longest continuously held event of this nature in Australia and regularly attracts entrants from all over NSW and interstate from as far afield as Perth.

The Sawtell Fun Day is organised by a small team of Sawtellians and is fully funded by the generosity of local businesses.

It is enjoyed by the whole community, holiday makers at the Sawtell Beach Holiday Park, visitors from all over Australia and from nearby towns on the North Coast.

To get involved, email or call Keith on 0438 269 210.


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