Cannonvale fete a great show

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

MORE than $10,000 was raised by com­mu­nity mem­bers who at­tended the Cannonvale State School fete on Satur­day.

Hun­dreds of fam­i­lies braved the wet weather to have some whole­hearted fun for the school’s big­gest fundrais­ing event of the year.

Kids went wild, run­ning from the rip­per dip­per slide to the jumping cas­tle and glad­i­a­tor arena be­fore check­ing out the range of good­ies on show at over 40 stalls.

P&C pres­i­dent Sonja Zade­bernyj said the event was a won­der­ful, fun-filled day en­joyed by many fam­i­lies.

“The high­light for me was def­i­nitely at 6am when I saw lots of smil­ing, help­ful faces ea­gerly wait­ing to help set up the fete,” she said.

“The stu­dent con­tri­bu­tion was fan­tas­tic through­out the event with beau­ti­ful per­for­mances by the school choir, con­cert band and rock band.”

Some of the many high­lights of the day in­cluded the high en­ergy danc­ing ses­sion hosted by Zumba Fit­ness Whit­sun­days, solo per­for­mance by lo­cal mu­si­cian John Gar­land and the Jay Jays fash­ion pa­rade fea­tur­ing year 6-7 stu­dents.

The Whit­sun­day Fire Bri­gade also opened up their truck for kids to ex­plore be­fore fire fight­ers Jack Price and Nick Bar­low turned on the sirens and climbed on the roof, throw­ing hand­fuls of sweets to the ex­cited crowd.

Ms Zade­bernyj said there were 60 raf­fles on the day, with the most suc­cess­ful raf­fle be­ing the gi­ant choco­late wheel do­nated by the Reef Gate­way.

School prin­ci­pal An­gela Kelly said the fete com­mit­tee had done a fan­tas­tic job.

“The en­ter­tain­ment has been first class, food has been ex­cel­lent and the range of ac­tiv­i­ties for kids is re­ally im­pres­sive,” she said.

Ms Zade­bernyj said all funds raised on the day will be go­ing to­wards pur­chas­ing more re­sources for stu­dents.

FAM­ILY FUN: Mem­ber for Daw­son Ge­orge Chris­tensen, Di­vi­sion 1 coun­cil­lior Jan Clif­ford, mayor Jennifer Whit­ney, school prin­ci­pal An­gela Kelly and P&C As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Sonja Zade­bernyj at the Cannonvale State School fete.

BAT­TLE WAR­RIORS: Cannonvale State School stu­dent Brock Cowie lined up a shot on Bai­ley Townsend dur­ing their bat­tle in the glad­i­a­tor arena.

SLIP­PERY DIP: Liam Steen zoomed down the slide ahead of Zack Sleight at the Cannonvale State School fete.

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