Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre 2018 Family Fun Day focuses on mental health and the environment

COLD and windy weather didn't dampen spirits at the Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre’s (SNRC) annual Family Fun Day on Thursday.

Due to be held at White Park, a last minute location swap saw the Council Administration Centre at Scone come to life with storytelling, face painting, henna tattoos, plays and more. 

SNRC manager Lee Watts said she was thrilled with the turnout and any rain would be welcomed at the moment.

“They always say with me, have an event and it will rain – Christmas in the Park for example,” she laughed.

“And it’s fine, I mean we need it and its been great. This is a good venue.”

The annual get together is held in conjunction with Upper Hunter Shire Council and brings a variety of services together for a fun filled free day for the whole family. 

This year took a specific focus on the environment and recycling, as well as mental health, as October is Mental Health Month in New South Wales. 

“This year we’ve got some plays around recycling, we’re about to see Mr and Mrs Green and we’ve done the pirates with plastics and things in the ocean and the kids seemed to like it,” Mrs Watts explained.

“It’s also Mental Health Month, so we’ve got resources which we’ve been handing out and the services have been talking about that as well.

“We have Sparkles the Clown in there at the moment with her new orangutan on her backdrop with the forest which is really good.

“So there’s lots happening, the kids are also getting face painting.”

The Aberdeen’s Lion’s Club also provided a free sausage sizzle and there was fruit and water available for the kids.