Logan Together partnered with local parents, Wesley Mission Queensland and The Salvation Army Communities for Children to host a party for over 250 kids and parents, just in time for the school holidays.
The event, held at the Eagleby Family Centre on Monday the 12th of December, had a live DJ along with plenty of activities for the children, including face painting, building sandcastles with kinetic sand, and rock painting.
“We really wanted to celebrate the end of a terrific year with something fun, and give families a chance to spend time together, connect with other families, enjoy some yummy food, and relax in time for the Christmas break,” said Logan Together Marketing, Communications and Engagement Leader Lauren Fisher.
Families were able to enjoy an afternoon with lots of sun and clear skies, and the great weather helped contribute to a vibrant and energetic atmosphere.
Of course, no party is complete without food, and this one had plenty to go around. Fulton Hogan donated a BBQ that was the backbone of a very popular sausage sizzle complimented by condiments from McDonald’s, while Second Bite made sure there was lots of fresh fruit for kids to snack on during dance breaks.
But the real star of the afternoon was none other than Santa himself, who took time out of his busy schedule to drop by in a firetruck towards the end of the day.
“We really wanted to celebrate the end of a terrific year with something fun, and give families a chance to spend time together, connect with other families, enjoy some yummy food, and relax in time for the Christmas break,”
The kids were delighted to see him, and he happily handed out chocolate coins to make sure the celebration ended on a sweet note.
“The feedback we received after the event from the community was so positive, I just felt lucky to be a part of it all. It was just great to see people from all parts of Logan coming together just to have a good time, and seeing the kids’ faces when they saw Santa on the fire truck was the icing on the cake,” said Eagleby Family Centre representative Rebekah Leonard.
Overall, the day was a fantastic way to close out the year, with people showing off their best moves on the dance floor right up until the very end of the party.
Thank you to all the organisations and community members who helped to make the event a smashing success.