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November 2013 News

Harlaxton community enjoys biggest family fun day yet

  • Written by  Ian Anderson
Local member for Toowoomba North Trevor Watts lines up for the three-legged race Photo: Tiff Spary

The Harlaxton Family Fun Day is fast becoming the most popular annual event in the Harlaxton community, this year attracting its largest ever crowd of over 400 people.

“We had more parents and teenagers than ever before come along and support the event,” said organiser Tiff Spary. “It is great to see so many families take the time out to spend time together.”

Run every year during Family Week, this year’s fun day featured jumping castles, picnic games, Bunnings DIY Projects, and plenty of other activities to keep the children busy.

“The picnic games were a huge success,” said Tiff. “It was great to see dads and sons, as well as our local member Trevor Watts and local police officer Constable Tim Littleton compete together in the three legged race.”

Other highlights of the day included a water balloon catch and a tug of war between kids and parents.

“Of course, the kids won the tug of war two-to-one,” said Tiff.

This year also saw a brand new tradition start, one significant to Harlaxton’s history.

“We had a lamington shot-put competition, something we hope to make a tradition over the years,” said Tiff.

“Lamingtons are a big part of Harlaxton’s history – folklore stating that the first lamington was served at Harlaxton House,” she said.

Tiff said that every time she is in Harlaxton, she is reminded just how popular the fun day is in the community.

“Every time, a young person or child will come and ask, ‘How much longer until Harlaxton Family Fun Day?’ It is great to see more and more families attend every year.”

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