Community digs deep for school fete
The Paraburdoo community gathered at the primary school for its family fete last Saturday.
More than 500 people raised about $10,000 at the fete for the Paraburdoo Primary School.
The money will go towards the development of a nature playground.
It was a wet start to the day, but the sun was shining again by the afternoon.
Patrons enjoyed a day of family fun with art and craft stalls, face painting, games and competitions.
Winners of the What I Love about Paraburdoo poster and photo competitions were announced at the fete after more than 200 entries were received.
There were 55 finalists and 24 winners in the two competitions.
There was also a public choice award, in which more than 200 locals voted.
The baking competition was a hit with the crowds, and an array of cakes were on display.
Many people picked up a bargain at the white elephant, book and plant stalls.
Food and drinks, provided by local businesses and community members, had sold out by the end of the event. Music act Groove Acoustics entertained the crowd throughout the day and kids got to pick up a showbag or two.
A spokesperson from the Paraburdoo Parents’ and Citizens’ Committee said they were overwhelmed with the level of support and enthusiasm shown.