Beach energy to burn
By LEIGH PRITCHARD
IT was a day full of fun, laughter and community spirit on the beach at the Brooms Head Family Sports Day said committee person Laurie Fitzpatrick.
On New Year's Day the Lions Club of Maclean held the Family Sports Day, kicking off with the Brooms Head annual market.
Mr Fitzpatrick said the day went very well with a crowd of more than 1500 locals and visitors.
"It was fun and everybody had a lot of fun," he said.
As the official MC, Mr Fitzpatrick said he had a good time coaxing people to enter the events.
He said people got into the spirit of the day and participated in all the events, even the beach girl competition.
Joe Plater and Fiona Verning won the men's and women's divisions of the Broom Head throw and sand bag throw, which Mr Fitzpatrick said was harder than it looked.
"Everyone gets involved in the tug-of-war, although it got a bit serious in the final with the winner ? Brooms Head Mob against Lower Clarence Rugby League teams," he said
The Lions club raised $1200 for local charities and an extra $1012 for tsunami victims from direct donations from the crowd.