Taylah Crosby, 13, Wanalee Hayman, 13, Maegan Bunyen, 13, Lakisha Denniss, 13, Rachel Donovan, 13, Jacob Bunyen, 13, & Neveah Willaims, 2, enjoying the perfect day at the Gladstone Multicultural Festival 2010.
Taylah Crosby, 13, Wanalee Hayman, 13, Maegan Bunyen, 13, Lakisha Denniss, 13, Rachel Donovan, 13, Jacob Bunyen, 13, & Neveah Willaims, 2, enjoying the perfect day at the Gladstone Multicultural Festival 2010. Kerry Thomas/The Observer

Thousands enjoy Multicultural Fest

THOUSANDS of people flocked to the Gladstone Marina on Sunday afternoon in the searing heat for the 10th annual Multicultural Festival.

Sonny Coogan said it was great because the children were able to experience different foods and cultures.

He said his favourite part of the festival was the food, while Tiarna said the rides and the Bollywood dancers were the best.

Bonnie McCabe said the only downfall was the lack of shade in front of the stages for the audience.

“I think it kept people from staying there longer,” Mr Coogan said.

Gladstone Multicultural Association Inc president Peter O'Dwyer said there was close to 7500 people throughout the day.

“It was one of the best multicultural festivals held in Gladstone,” he said.

Mr O'Dwyer said the Wallsuma de los Andes (South American) band, the Dhamaka Bollywood Dancers and the Pacific Warriors were the biggest hits.



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