A great day out

OPERATION 19:14 was the success of the weekend.
Nanjing Night Net

More people showed up than the committee expected – both in children attending and volunteers helping.

It was great to see so many people supporting the event. Going along, there were activities as far as one could see.

For the active kids, there was bungee jumping, footy skills practice, rock-climbing, pony rides and zorb ball action — with most gaining massive lines as people queued for a go.

For others, there was face-painting, biscuit decorating, arts and craft, and play dough sculpting.

The event has clearly grown since it started last year, with more than 200 more people attending this year. Organiser Yolande Grosser said the committee would consider even more activities for next year – they already added five more to the list for this year’s extravaganza.

There are few things like Operation 19:14 in the Wimmera, and for it to be a free event is even more rare.

People should continue to support the festival to ensure it continues for many years to come.

After all, one only had to see the smiles on the painted faces of children yesterday to know it was a success in their eyes as well.

Cassandra Dalgleish, journalist

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