Special treat for children at show
THERE was no way a few drops of water from the sky was going to rain on these kids' parade as they enjoyed a very special trip to the Warwick Show.
With their hearts in the right place the Showman's Guild organised a day of rides, games and food for the Warwick East State School's special education department kids aged seven to 12 years. Nine smiling faces could be seen scattered throughout the showgrounds yesterday as they excitedly made their way from the dodgem cars to the clowns and then to water gun targets before filling up on some treats.
Prizes in hands the kids could not get enough of the sights and sounds that the showgrounds had to offer.
It is great to see the kids smiling and having fun said head of the special education department Marian Cirson.
"The kids are all really excited to be here," she said.
"Some of them have done this before and for others it is their first time so it is great that they can have this experience."
The students and their teachers were provided with free rides, games and food by members of the Showman's Guild said executive Terry Nylon.
"We are all really family orientated and enjoy doing this for the kids," he said.
"We like to give back to a community that supports us.
"It is great to see them having so much fun."
It is amazing what the Showman's Guild does for the kids said Warwick Show Society treasurer Michelle Hanigan.
"I think it is fantastic that the guild put on a day like this and are able to support a local school and the special education department," she said.
"Under normal circumstances it could be hard for the kids to access the rides and games so this allows them to get a feel for what the show is all about."
Showman's Guild member and clown operator Maureen Chambers said it feels great to give to the kids.