Horsham Aquatic Centre winter pool party a huge success

WIMMERA children left their winter worries behind with a Horsham Aquatic Centre indoor pool party on Sunday.

More than 150 children and their parents dressed in their footy gear for the themed event.

The party was a project of the Horsham YMCA community advisory group.

Group chairman Mark Radford said the party included an inflatable tumbling zorb ball.

There was also a giant inflatable dragon and an obstacle course.

Mr Radford said Sunday’s event also included a range of new activities such as ball games and a bombing competition.

“It was good fun,’’ he said.

“Even though it was cold outside, it was lovely inside.’’

Wimmera businesses supported the event, providing food, drinks and a barbecue.

Mr Radford said YMCA staff volunteered their time to the event.

“We had some extra volunteers for the first time,’’ he said.

The party cost $5 and raised about $800 for the Open Doors Foundation.

Mr Radford said the money would help Wimmera children receive swimming lessons.

He said the community advisory group hosted three pool parties every year – an Australia Day event, the winter one and a party when the outdoor pool opened in November.

“Every one we do is slightly better,’’ he said.

Mr Radford thanked the volunteers and businesses, along with the Wimmera Mail-Times and other media organisations for their support.

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