Picnic to raise funds and entertain family
THE FIRST full day of the school holidays will have school students buzzing with excitement and Thomas Jack Park may be the best place to start the two-week break.
A picnic will be held in the park tomorrow morning with a teddy bear theme, and an important message being given to youngsters.
LifeFlight will host the event with the assistance of the Lions Club of Dalby, to raise money for the non-for-profit organisation.
Dalby falls into the south-west region for LifeFlight, the busiest region in the state.
Money from the day will be going to the newly launched LifeFlight Foundation.
Community engagement manager for LifeFlight Nicole Bloom said the new foundation made distributing funds much easier.
“The new foundation brings in all the money donated into one central location, so the money can then go to services LifeFlight provide the community which need the most funding,” she said.
Ms Bloom said the picnic in Dalby was exciting, as it was the first to be held in the town.
She hoped the community would get behind the event and there would be a solid platform to build on for next year.
“The day should be really good and it is a great day out for families,” she said.
“There will be plenty to do, cakes and goodies, as well as heaps of activities.”
The Lions club has built and donated a cubby house for entertainment throughout the day, and children can have their photograph taken with the LifeFlight mascot.
LifeFlight committee member Margaret Bailey said the event would provide an opportunity for the younger members of the community to learn about LifeFlgith.
“LifeFlight is a wonderful organisation and it is a great lesson to teach our children about what they do,” she said.
“There will also be some prizes to be won so I would encourage anyone who is looking for something to do on Saturday to come down.
“My hope is we can show people how to host their own picnics for LifeFlight in the future.”
The event will be held at Thomas Jack Park and start at 10am.
Entry to the picnic is free and a sausage sizzle will be provided.
The picnic is scheduled to wrap up at 2pm.
❝and The day should be really good, it is a great day out for families... cakes and goodies, as well as heaps of activities. — Nicole Bloom
SOAKING UP THE SUN: Margaret Bailey and Nicole Bloom look forward to tomorrow's picnic.