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Ted­dies and tots let loose in the woods

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS WELCOME - Peter Car­ruthers Peter.Car­ruthers@news­re­gional­me­dia.com.au

IF YOU went into the woods on Tues­day you were in for a big sur­prise.

Be­cause Tues­day was the day the teddy bears were hav­ing a pic­nic.

The woods were in Bi­cen­ten­nial Park in Can­non­vale and the teddy bears were joined by more than 30 chil­dren and their par­ents who took ad­van­tage of the early lit­er­acy pro­gram run by the Whit­sun­day Re­gional Coun­cil.

First 5 For­ever project of­fi­cer Rosalyn Hearn was at the pic­nic and said the turnout ex­ceeded her ex­pec­ta­tions.

“We had all mixed ages and we had a cou­ple of dads which is great to see,” she said.

Ms Hearn said par­ents were very re­cep­tive to the in­for­ma­tion be­ing shared dur­ing the story time and baby bounce pro­grams run by the li­brary.

The pro­grams will re­turn to the Can­non­vale Li­brary af­ter the school hol­i­days.

PHO­TOS: PETER CAR­RUTHERS

PIC­NIC FUN: Kate Snow­den, Evie Kelly, Michelle Guy, Beau Web­ster, Rachael and Reef Thack­ray and Amy and Rueben Price at the teddy bear's pic­nic.

Vogue and Shila Rayner and Ava Dawes en­joy the pic­nic.

Young­sters soak up the sun at the First 5 For­ever teddy bears’ pic­nic.

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