Free comp to see kids Chalk the Sidewalk

Chalk the Sidewalk
Burnett Heads businesses have banded together to deliver the Chalk the Sidewalk event on 9 November

A free chalk art competition will see Burnett Heads CBD pathways decorated in style this Saturday.

Burnett Heads businesses have banded together to deliver the Chalk the Sidewalk event on 9 November to spread awareness about the range of shopping and services available in the area.

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Deeper Essentials owner Tanya McLoughlin has donated scooters for the first prize in each age division of the chalk art competition at Burnett Heads

By Felicity owner Felicity Newlands, who is coordinating the event in consultation with the local IGA, said the day would be full of good old-fashioned family fun.

“It’s about coming out and having a family event and something for the children to get excited about,” Felicity said.

“A lot of kids love drawing so come and show your drawing off.”

Free registration starts at 9 am at By Felicity with chalk drawing from 10 am to 12 pm in age categories under six, under 12 and under 18.

The first prize in each category is a new scooter donated by Deeper Essentials.

Chalk the Sidewalk to promote local business

As an added benefit Felicity said families would have the opportunity to browse the vibrant Burnett Heads CBD once young people had finished the chalk art.

“We thought let’s put this together but also showcase the businesses we have out here so people can see what we have.

“Burnett Heads is a tiny little place, but we’ve got some great businesses out here.

“A lot of people haven’t been out here to see our new main street.”

Every entrant will be given a passport which can be stamped at participating businesses.

All completed passports will then go in to the draw for more exciting prizes donated by Burnett Heads businesses.

Local artist Jenni Kirkwood will be doing a ‘blind’ judging from 12 pm with each child given an entrant number to be drawn at the top of their chalk art design.

Felicity said children could be as creative as they like with their chalk art with technique to play a part in the judging process.

“It’s not always about the best picture.

“I think Jenni will be looking at it all, not just the actual picture itself.”

Chalk the Sidewalk entrants will be provided with chalk to use during the competition thanks to Burnett Heads Post Office.

Any entrants under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Local inclusion advocate Summer Farrelly is offering a space called Chi Out where people can self-regulate and feel calm.

This enclosed gazebo, sponsored by FACAA, provides a space of non-judgement and gives individuals dignity. Chi Out was very popular at the recent Lighthouse Festival.