Fete on de­spite TC Deb­bie

Get ex­cited about fete ac­tiv­i­ties

Whitsunday Times - - KIDS’ ZONE -

THE Can­non­vale State School fete will pro­vide a sense of nor­mal­ity post Cy­clone Deb­bie and give stu­dents some­thing to look for­ward to this week.

Pres­i­dent of the school’s P&C as­so­ci­a­tion Tina Everett said she had been hear­ing that the fete must go ahead from par­ents.

And on Sun­day, July 23 it will.

“It’s some­thing to look for­ward to, as (the kids’) lives have been thrown up­side down. This is some­thing nor­mal they can do and get ex­cited about,” Ms Everett said.

From 10am-2pm ev­ery­one is in­vited to come and cel­e­brate and have a great day while help­ing to raise funds for the school and stu­dents.

“We will have the me­chan­i­cal pi­rate ship, cup and saucer ride, jump­ing cas­tles, gi­ant slides, plus fun games and ac­tiv­i­ties,” Ms Everett said.

There will be class stalls and mar­ket stalls, show bags, cakes, a white ele­phant stall, plants and of course food and drink.

Ms Everett said the event had not been easy to or­gan­ise post cy­clone but many fam­i­lies ex­pressed a feel­ing that “we need this event,” and “the chil­dren need this event”.

“So we pulled to­gether to make it hap­pen. We know this year’s fete will be burst­ing with fun just like pre­vi­ous years,” she said.

“Money raised will go to­wards re­sources for the stu­dents while we con­tinue

to build on sav­ings to fund a hall stor­age ex­ten­sion, stage and speaker sys­tem in the fu­ture.”

The an­nual fete will also be used to launch the of­fi­cial open­ing of the new ju­nior learn­ing build­ing.

PHOTO: INGE HANSEN

FETE FUN: Can­non­vale State School's an­nual fete fundraiser was a hit last year with a re­mark­able turn out.

Paul Skin­ner em­cees the much-loved choco­late wheel spin at last year's Can­non­vale State School fete.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

The 2017 Can­non­vale State School fete will be held on Sun­day July 23.

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