The annual Forbes Teddy Bear’s Picnic was held at Lions Park last Saturday, October 19th.
The free community event formed the Forbes Shire Council’s celebrations of Children’s Week.
“It was yet another amazing Teddy Bear’s Picnic this year, with over 2000 people at- tending this great community event,” said Forbes Shire Council’s Community and Tourism Manager, Nina Hooper.
“In tough times such as the current drought, Teddies is a perfect low cost, fam- ily friendly event for everyone to enjoy. Of course, the event wouldn’t have been the success that it was without the help we received from Maree Yapp from Schools As Community Centres and Danielle Welsh from Forbes North Public School.”
The family fun event saw over 30 community groups and organisations attend to hold free activities for the youth and children of the community and surrounding areas. Activities included pedal boats, crafts, face painting, emergency services talk and displays, 2 jumping castles and a number of food vendors.
There were also live performances by Mainly Music, the Forbes North Dance Troupes and Kristen’s Dance Studio.
Children were invited to bring along their favourite teddy bear, with many participating in the Teddy Bear Parade on the day. Each child received a token for participating. Thanks to Forbes Toy Library and Bunnings Forbes, there were also lucky door prizes up for grabs.
The event was proudly supported by Forbes Shire Council, schools and community centres.