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Roma’s boredom busters

DEDICATED: More than 1000 Maranoa kids have had something to do these holidays thanks to Maranoa council workers Lizzie Elmes and Janet Hogarth.
DEDICATED: More than 1000 Maranoa kids have had something to do these holidays thanks to Maranoa council workers Lizzie Elmes and Janet Hogarth. Jordan Philp

MORE than 1000 Maranoa kids had less opportunities to complain "there is nothing to do" to their parents thanks to Janet Hogarth and Lizzie Elmes.

The two Maranoa Regional Council workers have been responsible for organising dozens of events across the region to keep kids from being idle.

Now they want to hear from you about how they can make next year's school holidays events bigger and better.

"The reaction we have had from parents has been amazing," Ms Hogarth said.

"We've been told it has been the biggest holiday activities people have seen in years."

Bungee jumping, rock climbing, rodeos, laser skirmish and movie nights have been just some of the activities that have taken place in the fortnight.

"We do it for the kids, you have to get down to their level and ask them what they would like to see," Ms Hogarth said.

IF YOU have suggestions to make next year's holiday events bigger, email council@maranoa.qld.gov.au with the subject 'Attention Janet'.


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