Taste­buds set to tin­gle at canteen

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - REPORTER NEWS - Jac­inta Can­ta­tore

HAR­VEY Pri­mary School held a fundraiser at the school’s sports car­ni­val on Fri­day to help raise the fi­nal money nec­es­sary to res­ur­rect the school’s canteen.

Vol­un­teers from the school’s par­ents and ci­ti­zens as­so­ci­a­tion hosted a cake and re­fresh­ment stall on the day, with par­ents get­ting be­hind the event by do­nat­ing the cakes.

The Myalup Bush­fire Bri­gade joined the fundrais­ing ef­forts, host­ing their fa­mous bar­be­cue and burg­ers stall and do­nated $200 to­wards the pur­chase of food.

As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Jon Adams said it had been about eight years since the school had a canteen.

“The build­ing was there, the room was there, it just needed to be made op­er­a­tional,” he said.

Mr Adams said the school’s new prin­ci­pal Ja­son Romeo had been keen to push for a healthy and nu­tri­tious canteen at the start of the year and asked the as­so­ci­a­tion to see if it was fea­si­ble

With help from as­so­ci­a­tion mem­bers, the school, the com­mu­nity, and “en­thu­si­as­tic par­ent” Janelle Hicks who was keen to run the canteen, Mr Adam’s said the canteen started to take shape.

Mr Adam’s said Bun­nings, the Spud Shed, Har­vey Fresh and other busi­nesses do­nated goods to­wards the fundrais­ing ef­forts over the past few months.

All that is needed now is a new fridge and a pie warmer.

The fundrais­ing event co­in­cided with the an­nounce­ment of the new name for the canteen, Taste­buds, picked by Year 6 stu­dent Ri­ley Olde through a com­pe­ti­tion at the school.

The as­so­ci­a­tion will present the fi­nal cheque to Ms Hicks at the school’s assem­bly Fri­day, and an award cer­tifi­cate to Ri­ley for nam­ing the canteen.

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