Fun for all at St Mary’s fete

The Free Press (Corowa) - - NEWS - BY SARAH DEAN

From zorb balls to ro­bot­ics races and crock­ery smash­ing to wa­ter splash­ing chal­lenges – there’s some­thing for all ages at St Mary’s Pri­mary School Fete on Sun­day, Novem­ber 5.

The pop­u­lar fete will be held at the school from 10am to 2pm, with prepa­ra­tions busily get­ting un­der­way this week.

St Mary’s Prin­ci­pal Glenn McMa­hon said there were many new ac­tiv­i­ties this year, in­clud­ing ro­bot­ics races, two wa­ter splash chal­lenges where chil­dren can com­pete against their friends, as well as a photo booth.

“We are al­ways look­ing for ways to im­prove the fete each year and th­ese ac­tiv­i­ties should prove pop­u­lar,” he said.

“There will be zorb balls again; some great raf­fles and all the tra­di­tional fete ac­tiv­i­ties will be back this year.

“Kids al­ways have a lot of fun and there’s a lot to eat, drink, see and do.”

Mr McMa­hon said the fete or­gan­is­ers had been hard at work for months and were very sup­port­ive of the major fund-raiser for the school.

“The fete or­gan­is­ers, along with the support of the par­ents’ com­mit­tee who vol­un­teer to set up on the day and do work be­hind the scenes, do a great job each year and we can’t thank them enough,” he said.

“It’s one of th­ese things that can’t hap­pen in a week, it’s hap­pened with months of hard work and or­gan­is­ing.”

Fete or­gan­is­ers Mel Fitzger­ald and Roz Wil­lett said the fete would go on - rain, hail or shine.

“We are hop­ing for a nice, sunny day to en­joy all the ac­tiv­i­ties and there re­ally is some­thing for all ages,” Mel said.

Other at­trac­tions will in­clude a spin­ning wheel with prizes up for grabs, cake stalls, a pet­ting zoo, jump­ing cas­tle, foot­ball skills, sideshow al­ley, a trailer smash, and a sec­ond hand stall.

The sec­ond hand stall will in­clude some bigticket items, in­clud­ing old ta­bles and chairs from the school so peo­ple are be­ing en­cour­aged to bring their trail­ers along.

Stu­dents have been pre­par­ing class ham­pers, which all have a dif­fer­ent theme and in­clude do­nated goods.

A major raf­fle is be­ing held in con­junc­tion with the fete and, thanks to the gen­eros­ity of lo­cal busi­nesses, the prizes are fan­tas­tic. Tick­ets cost just $2 each or three for $5. The major prize is a $1200 travel voucher do­nated by Corowa RSL and Corowa Travel Link, sec­ond prize is a 50 inch flat screen tele­vi­sion do­nated by A and A Au­to­mo­tive Re­pairs, third prize is $200 worth of Tup­per­ware do­nated by Jo How­ell.

St Mary’s Corowa School stu­dents and Prin­ci­pal Glenn McMa­hon gear­ing up for the school’s fete on Sun­day.

Zorb balls were a pop­u­lar at­trac­tion at last year’s school fete and are back again this year.

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