Biggen­den is ready to cel­e­brate

Central and North Burnett Times - - BIGGENDEN CELEBRATION -

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.

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