Hundreds of locals braved the cloudy and cool conditions today for the Real Futures and Blackfoot Projects Family Fun Day.
There were heaps of activities for the whole family, including footy games, dances, free amusement rides, face painting, a Koori cook-off, language workshops, stalls and a Koori idol competition.
Managing director of Blackfoot Projects, Eliza Delaney, said the day was about celebrating Kempsey and culture.
“There can be some negativity around Kempsey and we wanted to show the good side, everyone coming together for a fun day out,” she said.
“This is for the community, we want to be inclusive to everyone.”
All of the rides and activities were free, with a number of food stalls set up to keep everyone fed.
Employment development specialist from Real Futures, Melissa Fernando, said the day was organised to give back to the local community.
“This day was to give back to grass roots, to the community where Real Futures began,” Ms Fernando said.
“We’ve had a really good turn out today, considering the weather.”
“We really want to hold more events like this for the community,” Ms Delaney said.
Special guest performers Ducky Dennis and Nova Gina took to the stage to entertain the crowd.
Tank FM were also broadcasting live from the event.
Real Futures and Blackfoot Projects would like to thank all of the sponsors who contributed to the event with special mention to Speedie Staff Solutions, Burrun Dalai, Annecto, Booroongen Djugun, Macleay Options, A W Edwards and Manning River Regional Housing.
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