Olivia, 8, and Josslyn Brown, 7, of Ulmarra get in some practice before going on stage at Picnic in the Park.
Olivia, 8, and Josslyn Brown, 7, of Ulmarra get in some practice before going on stage at Picnic in the Park.

BEAUTIFUL weather provided the ideal setting

BEAUTIFUL weather provided the ideal setting for this year's Telstra Picnic in the Park, giving people the chance to gather and unwind after the Jacaranda float parade.

Picnic in the Park organiser Wendy Taylor said Grafton's Market Square was the perfect venue; the picnic being another chance to showcase local talent.

"Lots of people turned up, sat in seats, brought their blankets and chairs to enjoy the entertainment," Mrs Taylor said.

"All except for the Bollywood Dancers were volunteers.

"We had students from Ulmarra and Tucabia primary schools combined for tribal drumming and Grafton High School student band Foreign Affairs, as well as Kim Connors from Lawrence.

"Something for young and old.

"It was good to have the little ones showcasing what they can do."

She said the Picnic in the Park, which was introduced in 2012, would return for 2014 and plans were already underway for next year's event.

Grafton's Town Crier Trevor Green was there, as well as the royal party.

She thanked all the volunteers for coming together to make it happen.

The winners of the major raffle were announced, with first prize going to Jane-Anne Byrnes; second to Loni Wilson; third to Angie Miller; and fourth prize to Audrey Pickin.



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