The promotional display in the Rose City Shoppingworld for next Sunday's Killarney Picnic Basket Day. Photo Jayden Brown / Warwick Daily News
The promotional display in the Rose City Shoppingworld for next Sunday's Killarney Picnic Basket Day. Photo Jayden Brown / Warwick Daily News Jayden Brown

Picnic in paradise on the Southern Downs

EXCITEMENT is building for Killarney’s first Picnic Basket Day, as interest in the event eclipses organisers’ expectations.

A display in Rose City Shoppingworld is giving shoppers a feel for the colour of the picnic festivities this week.

One of Graeme Collins’ old trucks has been transformed into an autumn picnic setting to promote the event.

Organiser Debbie Bradfield said the event had received overwhelming support from the community.

“The concept was the late Jamie Mackenzie’s vision for the region,” she said.

“We’ve got so many talented people working on this event.”

The idea of the event is for people to show up to Melrose Station with their picnic baskets, pay $5 admission and pull up a blanket on the lawn.

Ms Bradfield is encouraging people to bring their picnic basket and support the new seasonal event concept.

“We want it to be a family day where we all talk and laugh together,” she said.

“People can bring their picnic basket along and purchase their food here if they want.”

Warwick Gardens Galore is catering with a range of yummy foods, including soups.

The afternoon will include entertainment, face painting and pony rides.

No bookings for the Picnic Basket Day are necessary.

All proceeds from the event go to Livin’, a not-for-profit organisation supporting mental illness and suicide prevention.

The Picnic Basket Day will be held in the grounds of Melrose Station from 10am to 4pm next Sunday, May 22



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