READY TO SCREAM: The Oosterbeek siblings Lilly, Abby, Noah and Daisy test out their vehicles for the Kyogle Billycart Bonanza on Father’s Day.
READY TO SCREAM: The Oosterbeek siblings Lilly, Abby, Noah and Daisy test out their vehicles for the Kyogle Billycart Bonanza on Father’s Day. Samantha Elley

Race into billycart fun

BILLYCARTS will be taking over the Oosterbeek family activities in North Casino as dad, Marcel and four of his six children get ready for the Kyogle Billycart Bonanza.

Mr Oosterbeek knows he will be busy building until September.

"I have made two so far," he said.

"Overall I'm building five."

The bonanza will be run on Father's Day, September 7, in Stratheden St, Kyogle, and is being organised by the Kyogle Association for Christian Education.

"Funds raised will help provide a qualified scripture teacher at Kyogle High School," event organiser Ron Allen said. "We also hope this event provides an opportunity for other community organisations to benefit too."

Mr Allen says it will be a family fun day and is encouraging school, business, professional and family groups to start building.

"I've heard that businesses such as Brown and Hurley, Kyogle Smash Repair and Graham's Concrete are building their own," he said.

"There are various race classes and everyone is encouraged to get inventive. There also will be market stalls, a jumping castle, face-painting, an animal nursery and much more."

To help everyone get started with their billycart projects, there will be a billycart building workshop on Saturday, July 12, 1pm-4pm at the Gateway Presbyterian Church (cnr Groom and Stratheden Sts), with afternoon tea provided. There is no cost involved for this.

If you would like further information, call Ron on 0400 050 238 or visit kyoglebillycart.com.au.



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