By Mindy Russell
Residents of Logan travelled from all over the city to celebrate the annual Eagleby Festival on August 25th. Although a dreary day was widely predicted, festival-goers were treated to a perfect day of sunshine.
Described on Facebook as “the BIGGEST day of the year”, the Eagleby Festival has now run for a number of years growing with each one.
The day of celebration was opened with an informative and heartfelt Welcome to Country by Aunty Robyn Williams.
“A lot of people can just walk there,” said Williams.
“It was good to see families coming together on this one day, enjoying themselves, and seeing all the smiles on the kids’ faces.”
Other familiar faces seen enjoying the day included Bert Van Manen MP, Melissa McMahon MP, Acting Mayor Cherie Dalley and Councillor Jennie Breene.
Coordinated by the Eagleby Community Association, the local alternative to the Ekka included free rides and activities, entertainment, show bags, food vans and more. There was an impressive selection of stalls to visit, including local organisations and businesses. Adding to the festive atmosphere, Logan radio station 101FM provided upbeat family-friendly music and broadcast the event.
Eagleby Community Association Events Coordinator Sharon Soward insisted on the day that events like these don’t happen because of one person or organisation, but through collaboration across the community.
For over thirty-five years, the Eagleby Community Association has provided the community with social activities and support for residents of all ages. For more information about how to participate or volunteer, head to eagleby.org.au or call 3807 3833.