A FAMILY Fun Day at Rural Northwest Health’s Hopetoun campus attracted more than 100 visitors.
The day was designed to entertain the families of staff members and residents.
Organiser and Hopetoun activities co-ordinator Norma Decker said staff were often called in to work at the last minute, which could be difficult for their families.
“This is our third annual fun day and it’s just our way of showing appreciation to the families who are often inconvenienced because of the urgent and often unexpected requirements of an aged care facility,” she said.
Mrs Decker said activities included a jumping castle, face painting, plaster craft and painting, and the Animals To U animal farm from Bendigo.
“We also had Strawberry the Clown making balloon toys, Sylvester and Tweety Bird and Captain Koala handing out show bags from the CFA,” she said.
She said visitors consumed more than 300 sticks of fairy floss and took home show bags loaded with goodies.
They were also treated to a barbecue lunch.
“We were very lucky because we had wonderful sponsorship for the day, for which we are very grateful, especially with the generosity of our major sponsor Hotondo Homes,” Mrs Decker said.
Hopetoun’s Marge Poulton won the major prize in a raffle, which was a coffee maker donated by Ararat’s Aldi Supermarket.