BIG HIT: Pop rock band Alabaster Box will perform at the Leichhardt Community Centre on Saturday.
BIG HIT: Pop rock band Alabaster Box will perform at the Leichhardt Community Centre on Saturday. Contributed

Band ready to rock Leichhardt community day

POP rock band, Alabaster Box, are known for their high energy performances at Easterfest music festival.

The Gold Coast band is now set to entertain crowds at the upcoming Leichhardt One Mile Community Day.

Fireworks, live music and a range of market stalls are just some of the attractions on offer at the free family day on Saturday.

Leichhardt Baptist Church pastor Robert Howells said the event was designed to bring the Leichhardt and One Mile community together.

"The whole idea is to invite everyone and have fun," he said.

"We had 750 people last year so we are hoping for more this time around.

"The fireworks are always a big hit, they're great and should go for about 10 minutes."

Mr Howells said securing the popular band was a coup for this weekend's event, which would also include a jumping castle, face painting, a barbecue, petting zoo, market stalls and displays.

"The Leichhardt area is often associated with negative publicity," he said.

"We want people to know we are a great, tight-knit community."

Leichhardt Community Centre community development officer Alana Wahl agreed.

"We want to get the word out," she said.

"We have a big sense of community on this side of the bridge.

"When people come to the community day they can engage with the centre and see what other services we can provide."

The free Leichhardt One Mile Community Day will be held at Leichhardt Community Centre, 1 Denman St, from 3pm.

Alabaster Box is scheduled to perform from 5pm and fireworks are set to begin at 7pm.



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