Ria Bhagat tries to hide behind her water gun to no avail in at the WFC in 2015. Photo: Noel Thompson
Ria Bhagat tries to hide behind her water gun to no avail in at the WFC in 2015. Photo: Noel Thompson

Eidsvold to bubble over in exciting pool events

EIDSVOLD will be overcome with bubbles, foam and water guns in a string of community events at the local pool.

In an effort to inject some fun in the town, a foam festival and water fight challenge will be taking place from November 23-25.

Pool lessee Debbra O'Rourke is organising the events, in the hope it will give the local kids an opportunity to have fun.

"People in rural areas, we tend to miss out on things, and we always have to travel so far," Mrs O'Rourke said.

"Things should come out and happen here more often, but they don't so we figured we'd give back to the community ourselves."

They'll have slides and endless quantities of foam to cool everyone off with the recent spate of hot weather.

The foam festival will take place on November 23-24 from 3-5pm, with Monday being reserved for a special annual tradition.

 

Eidsvold swimming pool will be holding an aquatic party event with their foam festival. Photo: Contributed.
Eidsvold swimming pool will be holding an aquatic party event with their foam festival. Photo: Contributed.

"This is the sixth year we've been having the Water Fight Challenge (WFC), with university students coming up from QUT's Big Lift club."

"When they come they just integrate themselves into the community for a couple days, and help out wherever when they can."

Big Lift is a student run club who volunteer in service projects during end of year bus trips to towns in regional Queensland.

Hoping to have some left over foam from the weekend, the WFC will run from 3.30pm-6pm, with a barbecue being provided for the festivities.

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"We want to boost the moral of the town, and we want fun too, and there's a whole lot of it during these events we have.

"There's always these rules and regulations that say pools are just for laps, but we want to get creative, since we can use pools for so many other things."

The foam festival will be regular pool entry price of $2.50, plus $2, with the WFC being $2.50 per person.


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