Boreham Park was buzzing with activity on Thursday morning for the annual Flourish Family Fun Day incorporating the popular Welcome Baby Ceremony and Teddy Bears Picnic.
Hundreds of families and friends came together to enjoy the annual event, which this year had a theme of Trash to Treasure focusing on recycling, upcycling and everything pre-loved.
Bundaberg mother-of-three Bree Siccama said she had family visiting from Rockhampton and they took the opportunity to share the special day together.
“We are enjoying a nice day out with family,” Bree said.
“Three years ago, we came with my son Lachlan and had a really great time on that day.
“We got a beautiful plant that is still growing really nicely in the yard.
“We thought it would be a great way to welcome our twins, Thomas and Kora, who were born in Brisbane, so it’s a great way to welcome them to Bundaberg as that’s where we live.”
Bree said Flourish Family Fun Day also provided families with the opportunity to check out a number of local services.
“A shout out to the Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service, they have been personally really helpful to me with breastfeeding twins,” she said.
“BushKids are here too, and I have noticed Wild Gully's here and I think they are a new service.
“I believe some of the daycares are here as well.
“We’ve been really enjoying the picnic so far.”
Bundaberg Regional Council's divisional representative Cr John Learmonth said 2022 Flourish Family Fun Day was aimed to link families with local services and it was fantastic to see the large turnout.
“The aim of Flourish Family Fun Day is to get families together while promoting local services,” he said.
“It’s not only the opportunity to enjoy a day out in the beautiful Boreham Park, but it provides families with information on child and family health.”
Cr Learmonth said the Welcome Baby celebration was an opportunity to formally introduce and welcome new babies as valued members of the Bundaberg Region community.
“The community coming together like this, it is fantastic – to have events like this it gives everyone time to enjoy each other’s company,” he said.
“At Council we really like to see the community together, especially in our open spaces like here today and to really benefit from all the work that has gone into the parks and gardens.”