Tastebuds set to tingle at canteen
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.