Hundreds of Katherine children were celebrated over the weekend with a dedicated event tailored to promoting friendship and understanding among young people.
More than 450 children and their parents took advantage of the many activities available on Saturday night.
From face painting, live performances, arts and craft and games, there was plenty to do.
This year’s Katherine Public Library event attracted the largest crowd to date.
Library manager Colleen Kerr puts the great attendance down to a location move. For the first time the event was taken out of the confines of the library to the open, sunny space at the Lindsay Street Complex.
“We always have the Children’s Week event in the library, but it was time to make it one big event for the region and surrounds,” Ms Kerr said.
“We usually only get between 50 to 70 people attending our events.”
Ms Kerr said the idea to expand the event had been bubbling away in the organiser’s minds for years.
“It was amazing to see such a successful event with all the other organisations coming together.
“Next year is going to be bigger than ever.”
Children's Week is an event celebrated in Australia held every year around the fourth Wednesday in October.
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