FUN TIME: Ella May Smith, 5 of Grafton, was doing the Macarena dance at the Jacaranda Children’s Party last year.
FUN TIME: Ella May Smith, 5 of Grafton, was doing the Macarena dance at the Jacaranda Children’s Party last year.

Hokey-pokey joins the children’s party

THE Jacaranda Children's Party will unofficially launch this year's festival with hundreds of youngsters expected to flock to Grafton's market square tomorrow morning.

Festival organiser Kristy Schrader said she had kept a close eye on the weather and wasn't going to let the forecast of showers on Saturday dampen the spirit.

"This party is all about the children... the hokey-pokey will be back as well as the traditional dances that everyone loves," she said.

With light refreshments, free gifts, and the little ones dressed in costume, Mrs Schrader is predicting a fun day for families.

Dress-up sections include nursery rhyme or story book character, TV character, pairs, jacaranda blossoms, cheapest, and toddlers under three years.

The Jacaranda Party Princess will be chosen on the morning by drawing a name from a gold box. Girls aged 8-11 are invited to enter.

The Jacaranda Flower Girl and Page Boy will be chosen from children aged four to seven years.



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