Storm Co with West Dubbo kids yesterday.Mr Jiggles had the kids in giggles all morning as they ran and played and bounced off castle walls in West Dubbo.
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Face painting, balloon-animal making, cooking and sports have kept about 60 children each day occupied during the first week of their school holidays.

“The kids go absolutely crazy,” Storm Co (Service to Others Really Matters) team leader Caryn Landers said.

Responsible for the oodles of fun were the group of about 30 youths from Sydney, aged between 13 and 27.

Storm Co is an Australian and New Zealand Christian group that sends teams of young people out to communities to “scope out what kind of community service projects” they can get involved in.

They’ve been to Dubbo before and again paid their own way and gave up their holidays to keep kids amused during the break.

The “Kids Club” is open to anyone aged 5 to 15 and operates between 9.30am and midday at the West Dubbo Aboriginal Seventh Day Adventist Church until tomorrow.

Storm Co have also visited Bracken House and Orana Gardens, and also helped locals beautify Sir Roden Cutler Park.

They spent yesterday afternoon on a farm helping with lamb marking.

Ms Landers was a bit squeamish, saying lamb marking was as far removed from face painting as things got, but the group was up for anything.

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