Shoyoen milestone draws Crowd

Around 1,500 residents and visitors, including an estimated 400 children, attended the 20th Anniversary Event of Shoyoen Gardens; held in Dubbo on Sunday 20 November 2022.

“It was great to see so many community members involved in the festivities, especially after so many events have been impacted by wet weather activity. Walking around the gardens seeing families sitting in the shade, enjoying picnics, Sound Walk, and entertainment; it was fantastic.” said Mayor of Dubbo Regional Council, Councillor Mathew Dickerson.

During the event over 100 faces were painted, 200 koi kites were made, and 125 bowls of traditional Matcha were served in the Tea House.

Thanks to funding from the NSW Government as part of the Reconnecting Regional NSW Community Events Program, Council were able to engage entertainment for the event. Entertainment included Wellington’s Tin Roof Band, Taiko No Wa, and Sydney Fire Dancers. Crowds gathered on both sides of the lake to watch fire dancers perform until the closing of the evening.

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