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The Crowd was ‘Loving Life’ last Saturday

Market Square saw some action last Saturday with crowds of people enjoying the superb weather while strolling through a nicely balanced variety of market stalls, laughing at Troppo Bob’s unique brand of comedy and magic tricks or sitting enjoying the free non-stop stage entertainment. From come ‘n’ try Aboriginal dancing with Dean Loadsman to the Valley’s Got Talent young performers, there really was something for everyone.
Loving Life Day was presented to the community by Loving Life FM 103.1 and during the afternoon the first School of Community Radio and Media (SCRAM) scholarship/internship award winners were on stage followed by a beautiful performance, of an original song, by scholarship winner Grace McDonald. ‘The Clarence Valley community should be proud of the calibre of its young talent’ said Ken Tucker, president of the FM 103.1 Board.
Over in ‘food alley’ there was the Clarence Valley Aboriginal Men’s Group BBQ for a fine breakfast of bacon and egg rolls or lunch of steak or sausage sandwiches. For a different lunch experience there was Seeqa Ethio-African Food or a rib dinner from Pizza & Ribs on the Run. Essentials and indulgences were catered for by The Coffee Addict and I Scream.
Grafton’s own Red Dog was there for a ‘selfie’, sitting proudly on his Olympic podium. Event coordinator, Julie Dickson, was particularly keen to bring the Northern NSW Rabbit Club to Loving Life Day. Fran Boston delighted adults as well as children with half-hourly displays of rabbit show jumping or, more correctly, hopping. Robo was the star with several clear rounds but other rabbits were cheeky, knocking off a couple of bars to lower the jump before ‘hopping’ over it. Missed the rabbits? Then we’ll see you at next year’s even bigger Loving Life Day.
See page 29 for images from the day.