Biggenden is ready to celebrate
BIGGENDEN State School is ready to welcome former students and staff back to celebrate 125 years of education.
The celebrations will take place on Saturday, April 29 in the form of a gala fete in the school grounds from 10am to 5pm.
Entertainment is varied with rides, face painting and activities for the children.
There will be something for the whole family with a variety of market stalls to tempt all tastes.
There will be food to feed the expected crowd with barbecue, canteen and a range of other foods.
From 10am formal proceedings will start in the undercover area and include the official opening by former principal Bryan Hatcher, who served from July 1982 to January 1989.
The school choir will perform a song dedicated to the occasion.
The oldest former student in attendance will be given the honour of cutting the celebration cake. The contents of a time capsule buried in 1992 will be revealed.
There will be a fashion parade by Deb’s Country Outfitters, vintage and collector cars, live music, classrooms open from 11am to 2pm, souvenirs, memorabilia display in the school library along with a photo gallery of memories.
There will be plenty of seating in the landscaped grounds as well as a coffee shop for former students to sit and reminisce.
The Biggenden State School P&C Association has organised a buy-a-brick campaign for a cost of $30 to remember your time at the school. In the future these bricks will form a wall of remembrance.