Party in the Park: Beyond Church Scone has planned a family day of fun at Elizabeth Park

OPEN INVITATION: Andrew and Rebecca Murray, Location Leaders of Beyond Church Scone, are inviting the whole community to
OPEN INVITATION: Andrew and Rebecca Murray, Location Leaders of Beyond Church Scone, are inviting the whole community to "party in the park" this month. Photo: Supplied

ELIZABETH Park in Scone will come to life later this month with a sausage sizzle, fairy floss, face painting, balloon animals, jumping castle, mini-putt putt golf and a giant slide.

The best part - it's all completely free of cost for the whole community to enjoy.

The fun-filled event has been organised by Beyond Church in Scone, who received funding from the government's Drought Resilience Fund last year to host a community event to promote connection and wellbeing.

Beyond Church Scone co-leader Rebecca Murray said they really want to connect with the community and support them because "they've been through a very hard few years".

"The church has only been in operation since January 2020, we came in right at the end of the drought and you could really see the impact of that on the community," she said.

"I'm a local school teacher, and just hearing the stories of the kids and families doing it tough.

"So when we heard the Drought Resilience Fund was looking for events to sponsor to improve the wellbeing of the community, we applied, we got the funds, and then Covid happened, so we didn't get to run that last year!

"The money was supposed to be used last year, but we applied for an extension, and were successful."

The event will be held on Sunday, May 30 from 10am until 12pm and has been aptly called "Party in the Park".

Beyond Church runs regular church services on Sunday at the Senior Citizens Centre in Scone at 3pm.

"Everybody is welcome to come along, we're a church for everybody," Ms Murray added.

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