DRESS UP: Cousins Daisy and Charlotte Ada and Riley, Toby and Travis Smidt at the children’s party. Photo JoJo Newby
DRESS UP: Cousins Daisy and Charlotte Ada and Riley, Toby and Travis Smidt at the children’s party. Photo JoJo Newby

Kids shine in sea of purple petals at the Jaca Party

SURROUNDED by a sea of purple petals, young families flocked to Grafton's Market Square to enjoy Jaca Children's Party.

Dressed as pirates, superheroes, princesses and popular movie characters, Clarence Valley kids were treated to a special morning just for them.

"The weather held out, it was beautiful... not a cloud in the sky," said event coordinator Kristy Schrader.

"It was a great morning, lots of dancing and fairy bread...the kids all looked amazing.

"We had exactly 100 children enter the dress up competitions, which is fantastic.

"All the candidates had a go at the hokey pokey with the kids."

The party was also a chance to select three special children to become part of this year's Jacaranda royalty.

Flower Girl Keira Rasborsek, Party Princess Lucy Hackett and Page Boy Zieke Blanch will all perform official duties at next week's Jacaranda Queen crowning Ceremony, as well as take their positions on the Queen's Party Float on the following weekend.

Check out tomorrow's edition of The Daily Examiner for a follow up on the Jacaranda Ball.

The winners are:

TV CHARACTER

Equal 1st - Nathan Banks as 'Thor' and Aiden Rasborsek as 'Bob the Builder'

2nd - Toby Smidt as a 'Minion'

3rd - Riley Wondergem as 'Mr Frederickson'

NURSERY RHYME/STORYBOOK CHARACTER

1ST - Kaylah Thurtell as 'Queen of Hearts'

2nd - Oliver Gallaher as 'Thomas the Tank'

3rd - Charlotte Ada as 'Alice in Wonderland'

CHEAPEST

1st - Saskia McGrath as 'Newspaper Girl'

2nd - Emma Child as 'Shaggy Raggy Doll'

3rd- Krystal McMahon as 'A Present'

JACARANDA BLOSSOM

1st - Keira Rasborsek as 'The Jacaranda Genie'

2nd - Charlotte Gordon as 'Jacaranda Blossom'

3rd - Zara Bowling as 'Jacaranda Blossom'

TODDLERS (UNDER 3)

1st - Ethan as a 'Pirate'

2nd - Callon as a 'Cool Crayon'

3rd - Charlie as 'Superman'

PAIRS

1st - Cindy and Tessa as 'B1 and B2'

2nd - Bree and Damon as 'The Princess and the Frog'



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