Good fairy,  Elise O'Brien casts spells and tells stories.
Good fairy, Elise O'Brien casts spells and tells stories. DEIRDRE SMITH

PHOTOS: Snowflakes festival underway

THE pulsating beat of Latin American music has got Snowflakes at Stanthorpe off to a lively start.

Girls Guides, school mums and ladies of the CWA unpacked their wares and got into the serious business of wheeling-and-dealing while Lynette Torrisi took a group of early-risers through a free Zumba class at 8.15am.

Good fairy, Elise O'Brien had a candle to cast spells as she told stories while the igloo offered free kids activities.

Even at the early hour, sausages were being munched and fairy floss spun, excited kids were everywhere and mums tried to get photos of new babies with Marlay the Yowie.

The fun continued with a bocce competition, costumed players from the Little Theatre and cute kids in their best snow gear well-dressed for the windy weather.

The jumping castle and the free craft tent pulled in the little ones, while talented youngsters showed how to crack a whip. Kids of all ages grooved with hula hoops as snow blew over them and ballet dancers and singers, the Blue Violets entertained a happy audience.

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