13 December 2021
Tenterfield Shire Council is excited to announce that it has been successful in obtaining a grant to run a Community Family Fun Day on Wednesday 26 January 2022.
The grant funding is being provided through the National Australia Day Council.
Staff are eagerly planning and booking venues in order to secure entertainers, market stall holders, food vendors and the like.
The Tenterfield Pool will be open, free to the public, with lifeguard supervision from 10am to 4pm. Fun activities and a free sausage sizzle are some of the things being arranged for this area.
A precinct is being made available as a proposed vehicle free zone with the road behind the swimming pool being closed from the New England Highway to Naas St; Naas St from the New England Highway down to the corner of the Hockey Fields.
The Citizenship and Australia Day Awards Ceremony will commence from 9.30am culminating in a free community BBQ. The area of bitumen behind the swimming pool will be allocated to market stalls and food vendors from approximately 10.30am to 2pm. All market vendors are encouraged to attend with the waiving of all site fees, however vendors will be required to organise their own public liability insurance. Please spread the word to the outlying areas of the Shire, we would like to attract local and further afield vendors.
A semi-trailer tray/trailer will be repurposed as a stage, for ceremonies, entertainment and live music. Local artists including the Aboriginal Language Choir, “Fugarwie” and “Jess Lockwood” will be playing on the stage for everyone’s entertainment.
Shade will be provided by marquees spotted around the park, picnic blankets will be encouraged, a thong throwing competition will be run along with many other activities.
If you or a friend, or Community group are interested in a market stall, food stall, entertainment site or assisting on the day, please contact Elizabeth Melling by email email@example.com or by phone on 041 123 1513 for more information. Please note Council’s Administration Building will be closing for the Christmas period 17 December 2021 and re-opening on Tuesday 4 January 2022.