Com­mu­nity digs deep for school fete

Pilbara News - - News - Louise Alling­ham

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.

Hai­ley, 5, and Shaylea Gar­lett, 6, with Thalia Mur­phy, 5. Pic­ture: Paragon Pho­tog­ra­phy and De­sign

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