Thursday, March 28, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Easter Bunny And Big Red Dog Entertain Families

Mackay Hospital Foundation hosted its signature Cinema Under the Stars event last Friday night with a few surprises in store for attendees.

The event featuring the movie “Clifford, the Big Red Dog” was sponsored by Harvey Norman Bedding Mackay and Star 101.9 FM, and it was also supported by Show and Shine Detailing and Muscle Garden. Adding value to this event was Easter craft organized by Chloe and Josh Agius from Show and Shine Detailing, Face Painting by Let’s Just Face It Entertainment, rides and a jumping castle from Let’s Jump, an Easter Egg hunt and a visit from the Easter Bunny himself.

To counteract all the chocolate expected to be consumed over Easter, Kay from Muscle Garden showed the kids some exercises to help burn off the chocolate calories in the coming weeks. Unfortunately, the Easter Bunny had trouble performing all the exercises but the children were happy to teach him how to do them.

Food vendors including Spicy and Saucy, Shuga Guru, Sausage Sizzle by Mackay Hospital Foundation staff and Apulia Woodfired Pizzas were kept busy throughout the event. As always, Clint from Harvey Norman generously distributed prizes of vouchers and pillows to lucky winners, and Chloe from Show and Shine Detailing also handed out vouchers.

Scotty from Star 101.9 FM hosted the event and helped to draw the prize winners at the event.

Mackay Hospital Foundation General Manager, Kristi Algate said, “The weather was perfect for an outdoor Cinema Under the Stars and attendee numbers were some of the highest we’ve seen in a while.

“The attendees came to watch “Clifford the Big Red Dog” on the big screen but were treated to so much more on the night.”

Ms Algate said the date was chosen in conjunction with an Easter theme and the next outdoor cinema event will be at Sarina in November with a Christmas theme.

Photo credit: Coffee and Hops

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