Big crowd for mar­ket kids’ day

The Gazette (Derwent Valley) - - NEWS - SHAUN McMANUS

MORE than 1000 peo­ple at­tended the in­au­gu­ral New Nor­folk High Street Mar­ket kids’ day on the week­end.

Co-or­di­na­tor Jes­sica Cos­grove said the free com­mu­nity event, held on Satur­day, was a great suc­cess.

Among the high­lights on the day were face pain­ters, bal­loon­ists, food, mu­sic, a pan­tomime per­formed by the Der­went Val­ley Play­ers, and ac­tiv­i­ties and en­ter­tain­ment pro­vided by the Ptu­narra Child and Fam­ily Cen­tre, Der­went Val­ley Fu­ture Ac­tion Team, and Der­went Val­ley Sal­va­tion Army.

“Ob­vi­ously the weather was amaz­ing, it reached 30C in New Nor­folk and we had ap­prox­i­mately 1000-plus peo­ple at­tend,” Ms Cos­grove said.

“It was so nice just to see so many chil­dren happy and hav­ing a won­der­ful time.

“They all had smiles on their faces.”

Ma­gra Fire Bri­gade vol­un­teers proved a hit with the young ones.

“They let chil­dren try on their uni­forms, spray some wa­ter, [and] hop in the trucks and have their pho­tos taken,” Ms Cos­grove said.

Ms Cos­grove would like to see an event like the kids’ day hap­pen an­nu­ally at New Nor­folk.

“We had peo­ple come from all over south­ern Tas­ma­nia, we had peo­ple com­ing from Ho­bart as far as Ranelagh,” she said.

“We had noth­ing but pos­i­tive feed­back about it, ev­ery­thing flowed re­ally well through­out the day.

“There was a great at­mos­phere, and it was nice to see the com­mu­nity all to­gether hav­ing a won­der­ful time.”

DO­ING IT FOR THE KIDS: New Nor­folk High Street Mar­ket kids’ day event co-or­di­na­tor Jes­sica Cos­grove with Vin­cent Cos­grove-Pul­ford, 9, Lewis Cos­grove-Pul­ford, 8, Lilly Cos­grove, 8, and Justin Cos­grove, 7; in­set, Ash­ton Cos­grovePul­ford at the ship’s...

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