Amped Bargara opens week of free family fun

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Krista Woolston, Cameron Boyle, James Dwyer and Kieran Boyle from the Amped Bargara team are encouraging the community to take part in the free Scripture Union events.

Families were entertained at Nielson Park as Amped Bargara returned to the Bundaberg Region for Scripture Union’s free community events.

The atmosphere was full of fun with music pumping as local families took part in bubble soccer, eating fairy floss and face painting at Nielson Park on Friday when Scripture Union’s Amped Bargara free community event returned for the sixth year.

Amped Bargara director James Dwyer said the seven-day program was open to everyone in the community and it was nice to see such a big crowd turn out for day one.

“This would be the sixth year we have been here,” James said.

“We are running kids programs in the afternoon from 2 to 4pm every day and the teens programs from 7 to 9pm each night.

“It’s open to everyone in the community, just rock up and participate in the activities we have planned.”

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Amped Bargara's Rosie McKenzie and Janet Tam enjoy painting Hayley and Tayla Dalecki faces at the free community event.

Amped Bargara has lots of activities

James said all the Amped Bargara activities held throughout the week are free and he encouraged people who have not been before to go along and enjoy the atmosphere.

“We are a group that is part of Scripture Union and the whole team's from Brisbane, but from different churches across Brisbane,” he said.

“We really just wanted to come up here and bless the community and just to be a face of Christianity in the community and have fun.”

He said while in the Bundaberg Region the Amped Bargara team stayed at the Coral Coast Christian Church and had contact with other churches in the area.

“Amped Bargara is open to everyone in the community and we would encourage families to come enjoy the school holidays.”

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Josie and Charlize with mum Myechelle Hall eagerly wait in line for the jumping castle at Amped Bargara.

Scavenger hunt a big drawcard for local kids

Myechelle Hall and daughters Josie and Charlize enjoyed the fairy floss while they waited in line for the jumping castle.

Myechelle said they saw the Amped Bargara event on Facebook and after going along last year they didn’t want to miss it.

“We are looking forward to the free movie on Sunday night, it’s The Incredibles 2,” she said.

“The scavenger hunt is really good too, we will be doing that also!”

Hayley and Tayla Dalecki agreed as they had their faces painted as part of the hunt.

“It’s a lot of fun,” Hayley said.

“I want to thank the helpers, for setting up the jumping castle and the face painting!”

Another highly anticipated Amped Bargara event is the skate competition that will be held on Sunday from 2pm, before the screening of The Incredibles 2 at 7pm.