His­toric fair full of fam­ily fun

Southern Telegraph - - Telegraph News - Ce­cilia Allen

From its hum­ble be­gin­nings 41 years ago, the com­mu­nity is still at the heart of the Bal­divis County Fair, which or­gan­is­ers say makes it so suc­cess­ful.

There will be a jam-packed pro­gram with plenty for all ages to en­joy at this year’s fes­ti­val on Satur­day.

There will be live en­ter­tain­ment, car­ni­val rides, show­bags, re­fresh­ments, chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties and raf­fles.

Bal­divis Pri­mary School P and C pres­i­dent Renae Tay­lor said there would be about 80 stalls, in­clud­ing not-for-profit groups and hand­made and com­mer­cial stalls.

“There is some­thing for ev­ery­one,” she said. “We feel priv­i­leged and proud to con­tinue this event and all funds raised go di­rectly back into the school.”

City of Rock­ing­ham councillor Matt Whit­field said the fair was a “gen­uine com­mu­nity event”, pro­vid­ing low-cost fun.

“The P and C have done a fan­tas­tic job,” he said.

“A hand­ful of peo­ple have or­gan­ised the fair, which has taken months and months of plan­ning.”

Bal­divis Pri­mary School prin­ci­pal Brid­get Jones said the school was “al­ways on board” to en­sure the con­tin­u­a­tion of the fair.

“The P and C have done a won­der­ful job value adding to the pro­gram to en­sure there is some­thing for ev­ery­one,” she said.

The event was pre­vi­ously held at Bal­divis Oval, but this year will be held at Bal­divis Pri­mary School, from 10am to 5pm.

There will be plenty to do and see on Satur­day at this year’s Bal­divis County Fair, now in its 41st year.

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