Kindy pulls on a busi­ness hat

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Erica Mur­ree erica.mur­

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.

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