Lea-Anne Williams with daughters Jemma, 17, and Mia, 2 at Calliope Mothers’ Day celebrations on Saturday.
Lea-Anne Williams with daughters Jemma, 17, and Mia, 2 at Calliope Mothers’ Day celebrations on Saturday. Brenda Strong

Calliope event brings families together for Mother's Day

MOTHER'S Day celebrations started early in Calliope, where the community gathered to celebrate their mums on Saturday afternoon.

Organisers Tina Skyring, from Calliope Crafty Capers, and Wayne Paton, the president of Calliope Anglican Church, said the mother's day celebration was about bringing the community together.

Ms Skyring said they wanted the day to be about kids having fun with their mums.

"All the activities are free, the only thing they need to pay for is their lunch," she said.

A tug-of-war and egg-and-spoon race were held, as well as workshops on how to make a card for your mum and other activities.

Mother of six Lea-Anne Williams and daughters Jemma, 17, and Mia, 2, were among the 100 people who attended.

Ms Williams said she remembered vividly the first time she experienced Mother's Day as a mother.

"It was all daunting, I was a new mum," she said.

Ms Williams now has six children, and has celebrated 22 Mother's Days in total.

The highlight of Mother's Day for Ms Williams is getting the family together.

"Mother's Day for me is about seeing them all together, happy and loving each other," she said.



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