City celebrates the new year with fireworks display

Lindsey Lack, pyrotechnician, responsible for New Year's Eve fireworks.
Lindsey Lack, pyrotechnician, responsible for New Year's Eve fireworks. Nev Madsen

THERE is no better night to be a pyrotechnician than on New Year's Eve.

It's a night synonymous with fireworks and an evening that Toowoomba pyrotechnician Lindsey Lack of Sparky's Fireworks looks forward to.

"This is a hoot," Mr Lack said.

"To be able to put this show on and do it on New Year's Eve, in my home town, I just love it."

Mr Lack said last night's fireworks display was the culmination of two-and-a-half week's worth of planning.

Seven men let off more than 250kg of fireworks, much to the delight of the hundreds of onlookers who gathered in Frog's Hollow, Queens Park.

"The kids were pretty excited about the fireworks," mum Chelsee Hargreaves of Oakey said.

"It is a good family event."

Nine-year-old Annabelle Currie, and her mum Shaaron, believed last night's display was an improvement on the 2011 celebrations.

"I think it was a bit better this year," Shaaron said.

The free council event also featured entertainment and children's rides.

It wrapped up a family-friendly hour at 8.30pm, allowing for revellers to take over the CBD.

Most of the city's clubs and pubs hosted New Year's Eve events, while a healthy crowd gathered for a seven-card race meeting at Clifford Park.

Fireworks were also planned for the Toowoomba City Golf Club.

Enjoying the races at Clifford Park are (from left) Joel Koina, Corey Weston, Ronnie Weston and Silde Canda. Photo Nev Madsen / The Chronicle
Enjoying the races at Clifford Park are (from left) Joel Koina, Corey Weston, Ronnie Weston and Silde Canda. Photo Nev Madsen / The Chronicle Nev Madsen

 

Oakey family (from left) Tahlia Clay , Chelsee Hargreaves , Madison Clay , Hannah Clay and Charlotte Clay celebrate New Year's Eve in Toowoomba.
Oakey family (from left) Tahlia Clay , Chelsee Hargreaves , Madison Clay , Hannah Clay and Charlotte Clay celebrate New Year's Eve in Toowoomba. Nev Madsen

Topics:  fireworks, new year's eve, queens park, toowoomba




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