Fun street party going the whole hog
Pig races among events raising funds for youth mental health
GAYNDAH’S street party, with the popular pig races, is back to fundraise for the Mark Foundation.
Kellie Millington, whose son committed suicide last year, said the foundation would support education and awareness for youth mental health.
“We’re trying to get (mental health) to be at the forefront of their minds,” Mrs Millington said.
“Check on friends and family and get help where they can.”
While the foundation’s key focus will be mental health education, Mrs Millington said money may be provided for other youth activities.
Golden Orange Hotel-Motel owner Ken Mogg said the Mark Foundation would be this year’s beneficiary from the street party – and lots of activities were planned.
Setting the vibe will be food and market stalls, plus entertainment for all the family, ahead of the pig races, ladies’ lounge, 7pm mystery auction and 7.30pm foundation launch.
The rights to name the seven racing pigs will be raffled off, with businesses already buying into the fun by sponsoring them.
Folks who dig deep at the mystery auction will be rewarded with great prizes, including accommodation at Kelly’s Beach Resort and Fraser Island’s Kingfisher Bay, and family outings to Aussie World or Under Water World.
The street party kicks off at 3.30pm on Saturday, with the mystery auction at 7pm and official launch of the Mark Foundation at 7.30pm.
HOT TO TROT: The pig racing keeps punters entertained, but there will also be market stalls, a variety of food, a mystery auction and fun for the whole family.