Kindy pulls on a business hat
LIKE many organisations in small rural towns, the Biggenden Kindergarten and Daycare Centre struggles each year to raise important funds.
Treasurer Kerrie Randall said the committee needed to raise $8000 each year to keep the centre’s doors open.
“In the past the group would have a stall of confectionery and show bags at the annual show and a Melbourne Cup function,” Mrs Randall said.
But in the past 10 months the group’s fundraising has expanded after the purchase of a doughnut cooker, snow cone machine and Essential coffee machine.
Mrs Randall said since October they had attended the Rose Festival, Coalstoun Lakes markets, Apex Christmas Fair and Biggenden Show.
“By purchasing these assets our fundraising has improved,” she said.
“The committee this football season is operating the canteen for the Warriors’ home games.”
Committee secretary Kylie Curtis said without the continued fundraising, fees would skyrocket for families.
“The committee has also purchased chair covers along with sashes in various colours and tablecloths for hire,” she said.
“Anyone interested can contact the kindergarten on 4127 1259.”
The committee has some great home cooks and the fudges, slices and cheesecakes are much sought after at the events they attend.
Mrs Curtis said the committee was most appreciative of the support it received from the Biggenden community.
The Biggenden District Kingergarten operates Tuesday and Thursday and every second Wednesday from 8.30am to 2.30pm.
The daycare is Monday and Friday from 8am to 5pm.
Thanks to a grant, a shade cover will soon be erected over the fort, making more room for the children to play.
ENTERPRISING COMMITTEE: The Biggenden and District Kindergarten and Daycare has taken to attending shows, market days and carnivals to raise funds.