Fun street party go­ing the whole hog

Pig races among events rais­ing funds for youth men­tal health

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

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.

PHOTO: BRAN­DON LIVESAY

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.

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