Sam Judd, 10, from Terranora (left) pelts Tom Holmes, 10, from Banora Point with a snowball at Salt Central Park.
Sam Judd, 10, from Terranora (left) pelts Tom Holmes, 10, from Banora Point with a snowball at Salt Central Park.

Salt turns on the snow



YOU could hardly wipe the delight off their faces.

Thousands of local children and their parents took the rare opportunity to walk through a winter wonderland right here on the Tweed over the weekend.

Twelve tonnes of snow was dumped at Salt Central Park on Saturday, with 3000 people taking advantage of the beautiful weather, frolicking through the man-made frosty surrounds

Jackie Chapman, marketing and event manager for Salt developers the Ray Group, said it was amazing to see the number of people turn out on the day.

"For so many of the children this was the first time that they had ever seen snow," she said.

"There were lots of snow fights, plenty of snowmen and you just couldn't stop the kids from smiling, there were so many happy people."

While fun may have been the theme of the day, there was a serious side to the snowfield, with the Ray Group taking donations for the Save the Children Foundation.

Ms Chapman said the Group had not finished counting the donations, but said thousands of dollars had been raised to help disadvantaged children.

"I think the big thing for us is the fact that we were able to raise awareness for this charity and its work," she said. And as the final snow melts away from Salt, Ms Chapman confirmed the Ray Group was already considering bringing back the snowfield next year.

"We would like to make this an annual event seeing as it was so well supported."



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