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Easter in the Shire proved to be a resounding success with Council receiving an overwhelming response to its free Council run events “Light up Crookwell” and “Easter in the Park”.
Tourism Manager, Christiane Cocum said it was an absolute joy to see the way the community and visitors wholeheartedly embraced what had been put together.
“The joy on people’s faces including the delightful squeals from kids who not only got to have cuddles and dance with the Easter Bunny in the lights and at Easter in the Park but also interact with a range of roving performers was immeasurable,” she said.
“It was all just so much fun. Everywhere you looked people of all ages were smiling, laughing and enjoying themselves.”
Council secured a NSW Government Festival of Place Grant for “Light up Crookwell” and to work with the revered lighting team from Luminous Entertainment who enabled us to see Crookwell’s beautiful main street in a whole new light, spectacularly lit up.
Deputy Mayor, Mandy McDonald also came up with the fabulous idea to run a guided tour of the historical buildings under lights which was well attended on both nights.
Another highlight was our very entertaining Easter Bunny who took photos with Businesses and the community. He was a little mischievous and certainly loved to boogie.
Hundreds of people streamed through the gates of Crookwell Memorial Oval for Easter in the Park for a fabulous afternoon of fun and frivolity.
“It dawned on me about two thirds of the way through the event that I had not seen any kids on their devices, they were all just enjoying the entertainment and activities,” Ms Cocum said.
“Adults and kids joined in and it was such a fun filled afternoon of live music, arts and activities provided by Southern Tablelands Arts, Roving performers and a fire show.”
The egg and spoon and bunny hop races were well enjoyed with people of all ages participating and cheering on from the sidelines.
Mayor Pam Kensit was only just pipped at the post in the adult’s egg and spoon race while Deputy Mayor and MC for the afternoon, Mandy McDonald, was nearly bowled over whilst leading kids to the Easter egg hunt.
Ms Cocum said she had been overwhelmed by everyone who had personally come up to her and her team to thank them, emailed, messaged or commented on social media.
“We can’t wait to do it again next year and are in the process of applying for several grants to make it bigger and better,” she said.
By Jason Dinsmore
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