This year’s fete set to be great!

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS - By Inge Hansen

ROLL UP, roll up! The Can­non­vale State School fete is on its way and there’s loads of fun for all to en­joy.

Pres­i­dent of the fete, Mandy Ben­nett said this year’s fete wouldn’t be short of fun, with a host of dif­fer­ent rides, games and show­bags.

“We have a great se­lec­tion of rides this year and we have market stall hold­ers com­ing too,” she said.

“We have su­per sen­sa­tional food, pony rides, the aqua bus is com­ing and they’ll be throw­ing toys off the bus and the firies will be throw­ing lol­lies off their truck.”

This year, the fete will be held on Sun­day, July 31, in the hopes that more chil­dren can at­tend than ever.

The fete has al­ready had hands on fun for kids, with stu­dents en­ter­ing a com­pe­ti­tion to have pro­mo­tional posters plas­tered across the com­mu­nity.

“We ran a com­pe­ti­tion where kids had to colour in a blank poster and we chose the top three copies to be placed around the town,” Ms Ben­nett said.

Law­ton Kelly, 6, Kate Ben­nett, 10, and Gemma Ross, 8, were the lucky three to have their posters on dis­play.

Chil­dren will also have the chance to win ‘fete dol­lars’ when they en­ter the ‘My Teacher on a Plate’ com­pe­ti­tion where stu­dents must draw a teacher of their choice onto a pa­per plate.

To en­ter, chil­dren must do­nate a plate of cakes for the cake stall.

Coun­cil­lor Jan Clif­ford and Mrs Merewyn Wright will be there on the day to judge.

Ms Ben­nett said all funds raised at the fete would go to­wards the mu­sic and arts depart­ment.

“We’re try­ing to achieve a per­ma­nent stage, speak­ers, in­stru­ments, it’s never end­ing,” she said.

“Be­ing a pub­lic school, we only get so much fund­ing so we have to work hard to achieve ex­tra money.”

If any­one would like to do­nate raf­fle prizes con­tact the school on 4946 6690.

WIN­NERS: 1st Law­ton Kelly, 6 (cen­tre), 2nd Kate Ben­nett, 10 (left) and 3rd Gemma Ross, 8 (right).

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