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The Taylor family: L-R Indi 2, dad Jayson, mum Nikki and Levi 4 and cousin Bella Moran, 9 (front). Image: Lynne Mowbray

Ulmarra’s picnic in the park

Lynne Mowbray|

The Ulmarra community came together on Saturday afternoon to attend a sunset ‘Picnic in the Park’.

The picnic which was organised by Ulmarra Village Inc (the Ulmarra progress association) saw around 140 people turn up with their picnic baskets and blanket, for the event which was held in Bailey Park, Ulmarra.

Most of the picnic goers brought their own picnic goodies with them or enjoyed the sharing platters which had been pre-ordered from the Ulmarra Hotel. The Ulmarra RFS also provided a sausage sizzle.

To keep the youngsters busy, Kade and Matt from Flow Space Gallery, South Grafton, encouraged the children to have a go at creating an art work on canvas.

Entertainment was provided by Theo Van Oosterhout and his grandson Archie Carter on their guitars (which added to the relaxed ambience of the event).

Event organiser, president of Ulmarra Village Inc. Steve Pickering said that it was really nice to see such a great community turn out.

“After all the sadness and devastation that’s going on in the Clarence Valley at the moment (with the bush fires), it’s really nice for the community to get together and spend time with their friends, family and neighbours and just enjoy each other’s company,” Mr Pickering said.

“We had the Ulmarra firies doing a sausage sizzle and serving cold drinks and it was an opportunity for the community to get to know their local RFS members and say a big thank you to them for all the hard work they have been doing.

“The event was organised by the Ulmarra Village Inc; as there’s going to be a redevelopment of this park, which is part of the Clarence Valley Council’s big plan. 

“We wanted to be able to get the community together to spend time with each other in Bailey Park, as it is today.

“We’ll probably end up doing this on a more regular basis, because the feedback so far has been really positive and everyone was just really enjoying each other’s company,” he said.

Event organiser and president of the Ulmarra Village Inc. Steve Pickering and Marc McIntyre. Image: Lynne Mowbray
L-R Gary Martin, Theo Van Oosterhout, Shani Brown and Carolyn Martin. Image: Lynne Mowbray
Artist Kade Valja of South Grafton with Sophia Sullivan. Image: Lynne Mowbray
Michelle Lee and Aron Crispin of Ulmarra. Image: Lynne Mowbray
The Ulmarra community came together to enjoy a sunset picnic in Bailey Park, Ulmarra on Saturday evening. Image: Lynne Mowbray
The Essex family of Ulmarra. Image: Lynne Mowbray
Theo Van Oosterhout and his grandson Archie Carter provided the entertainment. Image: Lynne Mowbray