by Belinda Elton 5THE FM newsonline wattlerangenow
The Millicent Gym Club has been running for 60 years. The Gym Club has about 200 children involved ranging from 16 months to 15 years old. The Club has two fundraising occasions a year; one is midway through the year being the Gym competition where gymnasts come from all over the state to compete. The Gym Club held their annual Gym concert recently for family and friends so the children could perform the routines they have learned throughout the last term. The concert was well supported with quite a lot of people attending.
There were 15 acts performed, with the children performing in their year level groups with the opening act being level 5 and 6 girls competition squad. The Kinder gym children also performed, being aged between 6 months to 3 years they were accompanied by their parents. There were also 3 solo acts done by Millicent Gym Clubs high level competition girls, Julie Farana, Shantelle Kelm and Emma Whish-Wilson who performed their optional floor routines. The final routine featured all gymnast performing in a mini tramp display.
Children have been practicing for this event for the past 4 to 6 weeks. They ran a mega raffle with many people winning prizes that were kindly donated by local businesses and families, and they sold refreshments at half time. The Millicent Gym Club concert has been supported by local business for many years and continued this year.
The afternoon ended with a special presentation to Sam Fenson who was award life member ship to the Club. She has been head coach of the Millicent Gym Club for the past 19 years and has put a lot of time and commitment into her job as head coach. Sam thanked the parents of the Millicent Gym Club and local business for their support.