Build­ing to start on first stage of play­ground

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

SUN­DAY was all sun­shine and laugh­ter at the Lo­gan’s Ad­ven­ture Play­ground Fam­ily Fun Day in Can­non­vale with stage one of the play­ground set to be­gin con­struc­tion early next month.

Up to 200 par­ents, chil­dren, grand­par­ents and their dogs came along for a sausage siz­zle, en­joyed the live mu­sic and took ad­van­tage of the free en­ter­tain­ment.

The day fea­tured the turn­ing of the sod by Whit­sun­day Re­gional Coun­cil Mayor Jen­nifer Whit­ney and event or­gan­iser Kel­lie Chart to mark an ex­cit­ing new chap­ter in the Whit­sun­days.

Af­ter al­most three years of plan­ning, con­struc­tion on stage one of Lo­gan’s Ad­ven­ture Play­ground will be­gin in the first weeks of Septem­ber which will in­clude earth­works pro­vided by coun­cil, some land­scap­ing, the front fence and one piece of equip­ment.

The fam­ily fun day had an in­cred­i­ble dis­play of com­mu­nity sup­port with Whit­sun­day PCYC, Men’s Shed, Whit­sun­day Coast Scout Group and the Fat Frog Beach Cafe tak­ing part or mak­ing a do­na­tion.

Fat Frog Beach Cafe in Can­non­vale do­nated a $1 per cof­fee sold on the Sun­day, rais­ing a to­tal of $147.

While cel­e­brat­ing the com­mence­ment of stage one, the day was also a fundraiser for stage two.

A to­tal of $3788 was raised with an ad­di­tional $2500 to be col­lected from fence pick­ets sold on the day.

Ms Chart said the play­ground was all about the com­mu­nity com­ing to­gether to make it hap­pen and has no doubt that future stages will only be big­ger and bet­ter. “I’m ex­tremely happy the day was such a suc­cess, the more money we raise means stage two will be big­ger and in­clude more equip­ment,” she said.

An ‘80s themed fundraiser for stage two of Lo­gan’s Ad­ven­ture Play­ground will be held on Oc­to­ber 3 at An­chor Bar in the Whit­sun­day Ter­races.

To keep up to date with future events and de­vel­op­ments visit Lo­gan’s Ad­ven­ture Play­ground’s of­fi­cial web­site: www.lo­gansad­ven­ture­play­

MEM­O­RABLE MO­MENT: Project co-or­di­na­tor Kel­lie Chart and Whit­sun­day Re­gional Coun­cil Mayor Jen­nifer Whit­ney in the turn­ing of the sod at the pro­posed Lo­gan’s Ad­ven­ture Play­ground be­side Can­non­vale Scout Hall on Sun­day morn­ing.

JOY: There was a strong turnout at Lo­gan’s Ad­ven­ture Play­ground for the fam­ily fun day on Sun­day.

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