GREAT FACILITIES: The Gladstone Entertainment and Convention Centre will host the Home and Leisure Expo.
GREAT FACILITIES: The Gladstone Entertainment and Convention Centre will host the Home and Leisure Expo. MIKE RICHARDS

Fun for whole family at Sunday's Home and Leisure Expo

THE 2014 Home and Leisure Expo is here, and it's going to be a big one.

From fairy floss and jumping castles to solar power panels and caravans, the expo caters for mums, dads, kids, grandparents and everyone else in the Gladstone region.

There are 36 stall holders in total, all ready to answer any questions the public may have.

The Gladstone Entertainment and Convention Centre is hosting the event, with a few thousand people expected to fill the brand new venue throughout the day.

Gladstone Gymnastics will perform eight skillful routines that will occur every half an hour from 11.30am.

Club Administrator of Gladstone Gymnastics Amy Dew said the girls will be doing acrobatic performances in groups, with some incredible tricks up their sleeve.

"The girls have qualified to represent Queensland for the 2014 Australian National Championships in Melbourne," she said.

"They have amazing balancing skills and will look very glamorous on stage.

"It is very entertaining and they will do double twists and be thrown up into the air."

General Manager of The Gladstone Observer Carl Carter said the event is in its sixth year and has grown momentum in the community as well as amongst exhibitors.

"We've got nearly 40 exhibitors for this year's event. The most pleasing thing is that it's not skewed to certain sectors- it's a good mix this year," he said.

"We have a great range of exhibitors from real estate and property development to motorbikes and RVs.

"It gives the Gladstone public their own event. We try to fill a void as there was nothing for here in previous years."

Mr Carter and Darryl Branthwaite will be the MCs for the day.

The gold-coin entry to the event will act as a fundraiser for cancer patient Mitchell Luders and the Dig Deep for Abi campaign for Abi Wilkinson.

The Home and Leisure Expo will also offer children a free turn on the jumping castle and a chance to meet Olly the Owl.

There will be food available, an ice cream van, fairy floss and pop corn.

Adults also have the chance to be in the draw to win one of four $500 vouchers to spend at Betta.

The event runs on Sunday from 10am-3pm.

See you at the expo for a fantastic time!

Pick up The Weekend Observer for a free 2014 Gladstone Observer Home and Leisure Guide.



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