Local pre-school and primary students set to entertain all at Muswellbrook's annual Picnic in the Park

Leanne Walklate (Aboriginal Family Worker), Kylee Mavin (UH Family Support Service), Janelle Eades (HPFC and parenting programs) and Michelle Owen (UH Family Support Service)
Leanne Walklate (Aboriginal Family Worker), Kylee Mavin (UH Family Support Service), Janelle Eades (HPFC and parenting programs) and Michelle Owen (UH Family Support Service)

A STAR-studded line-up is expected to shine brightly at the annual Picnic in the Park at Simpson Park this week.

The array of talent, featuring local children from pre-schools and primary schools across Muswellbrook, will entertain families and friends at the popular Upper Hunter Community Services-hosted event on Wednesday, May 22, from 10am until 2pm.

"We'll get to enjoy performances from the kids who'll showcase their gifts in performing nursery rhymes, songs, poetry and musical pieces," UHCS manager Mel Atkinson said.

"Then, at 11am, Stolzy and Damo from PowerFM will read this year's chosen National Simultaneous Storytime book, Alpacas with Maracas.

"ALIA is hoping to beat the record of 1,093,326 people being read this book at the same time all over Australia.

"Another attraction is the Kindi-Farm whereby children can get up close and personal with cute and cuddly farm animals.

"The Kindi-Farm staff will be here to help you feed the animals and ensure you get loads of cuddles.

"Back by popular demand is the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) with their trucks in which kids enjoy playing pretend firefighters for a few moments in time.

"We've had an overwhelming response from services who will also be attending on the day with children's activities while providing information on their role in the community."

Everyone is invited to this free event celebrating Families Week and National Simultaneous Storytime.

For further information, phone Upper Hunter Community Services Inc on 6542 3555.

2019 Picnic in the Park schedule

10.05am: The Girls Academy Welcome to Country

10.10am: Opening

10.25am: The Wombat Wobble (Goodstart Early learning Centre)

10.35am: Muswellbrook Childcare Centre performance

10.45am: Muswellbrook Pre-School performance

11am: National Simultaneous Storytime

11.15am: K-2 songs (Pacific Brook Christian School)

11.40am: Puppet Show

11.55am: Whip cracking

Noon: Muswellbrook South Public School performances

1.30pm: Flower Power launch

2pm: Close

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