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Park party celebrates families

Thursday, 19th May, 2011

FAMILY WEEK: Three-year-old Alex Nagas with his grandmother Vita La Rovere were in Sturt Park for Families Week yesterday. FAMILY WEEK: Three-year-old Alex Nagas with his grandmother Vita La Rovere were in Sturt Park for Families Week yesterday.

A morning tea was held in Sturt Park yesterday for National Families Week.

The local Child and Family Interagency attended with around 50 children and their families. 

Services brought along activities including play dough and paints, held a story time, and everyone shared a free barbecue lunch. 

Mission Australia Family Support also attended along with Good Beginnings and the Child and Family Health Centre. All have open doors to families needing support or information during tough times.

Families Australia's Chief Executive, Brian Babington, said this year more than 110,000 people would participate in hundreds of local community events across Australia this week.

"As well as celebrating family life in general, this year's special theme - 'Sticking together: families in good and tough times' - encourages everyone to think about the things that make their family strong, whatever their circumstances," Mr Babington said.

The week is run by Families Australia, an independent non-for-profit body representing the interests of families on behalf of the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

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