Burdekin residents have the chance to celebrate being a Queenslander at the Queensland Week Family Fun Day at the PCYC grounds next weekend (June 2).
Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Bill Lowis said Queensland Week was a time when all residents could celebrate this great State.
“This festive week originated from Queensland Day June 6, the date Queen Victoria signed the Letters Patent allowing Queensland to separate from New South Wales as an independent colony,” he said.
“As part of Queensland Week, Council is co-ordinating a Fun Day to celebrate this historic occasion and to help raise awareness about the occasion throughout the community.
“There will be free entertainment, children’s activities, face painting and food and drinks will be on sale.
“There is also a colouring-in competition that is being held in conjunction with the celebrations and the winners will be displayed at the Fun Day.
“Entries for the colouring-in competition can be dropped in to the Ayr and Home Hill Libraries.”
Cr Lowis said there also would be markets stalls at the Fun Day as well as a vehicle display from the Burdekin Cruisers Car Club.
“There will be something for everyone to do at the Family Fun Day,” he said.
Queensland Week Family Fun Day will be held at the PCYC grounds at Macmillan Street, Ayr on Saturday June 2, from noon until 3pm. Stallholders wanting to be part of the market should contact Eliza on 4783 9831.
Funding for the event was received from the Queensland Government Department of the Premier and Cabinet.