Proser­pine boy wins fam­ily trip to the reef

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

MORE than 500 chil­dren from the Whit­sun­days vis­ited the Proser­pine Li­brary to cel­e­brate Chil­dren’s Book Week.

All chil­dren aged 12 years and un­der who vis­ited Whit­sun­day Re­gional Li­braries in Bowen, Can­non­vale, Collinsville and Proser­pine hold­ing a cur­rent mem­ber­ship were el­i­gi­ble to en­ter the draw to win a ma­jor prize val­ued at more then $600.

This year’s win­ner was 7-year-old Cooper Boswell, ac­com­pa­nied by his mother Kaila Boswell, was pre­sented with a fam­ily day trip for two adults and three chil­dren to Reef­world, com­pli­ments of Cruise Whit­sun­days.

The win­ning en­try was drawn by Whit­sun­day mayor Jen­nifer Whit­ney. Cr John Collins pre­sented the award to Cooper and his mother.

Whit­sun­day li­braries pro­ject of­fi­cer Jac­qui Neave said Cooper was ex­cited at win­ning the prize and was now look­ing for­ward to en­joy­ing the Reef­world trip with his fam­ily.

The 2013 Chil­dren’s Book Week theme was Read Across the Uni­verse and all li­braries hosted a range of fun ac­tiv­i­ties and craft ses­sions to cel­e­brate.

Ms Neave said a ma­jor high­light of the week was the al­ter­nate uni­verse play of Alice in Won­der­land which had the chil­dren grin­ning from ear to ear as they en­joyed tea with the Queen of Hearts and Mad Hat­ter.

“We want chil­dren to learn that li­braries are fun and a great com­mu­nity hub to en­joy with their friends,” she said.

GREAT PRIZE: Coun­cil­lor John Collins (left) pre­sented 7-year-old Cooper Boswell and his mother Kaila Boswell with a fam­ily day trip for two adults and three chil­dren to Reef­world for this year's Chil­dren’s Book Week cel­e­bra­tions at the Proser­pine Li­brary.

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