Pukerua Bay gala shapes as a beauty
Your fete awaits you at this year’s Village Fair Gala at Pukerua Bay School on March 21.
Step back in time and enjoy all the traditions of a village fair, featuring live music by the talented Avidiva, plenty of stalls, food, entertainment for the kids and bargains galore.
School principal Mary Jones said money raised this year would go towards the school’s landscaping plan.
‘‘The school community works hard to fundraise through our annual gala and as a result we’ve been able to upgrade our ICT [information and communications technology] capacity at the school,’’ she said.
‘‘This year, we’re looking outside the classroom.
‘‘We want children to continue learning when they’re outdoors, so will be focusing on landscaping projects that improve the school learning environment,’’ she said.
Jones said the school is buzzing in preparation for another successful gala.
‘‘We’ve gone a bit vintage with a village fair theme, so expect a bit of down- to- earth, old- fashioned fun.’’
She said the school was fortunate to have secured Avidiva as its headline entertainment.
‘‘ One of the girls is local to Pukerua Bay and was keen to give something back to the community.’’
There will also be stalls selling toys, clothing, tombola, bric- abrac, plants, books and crafts, a silent auction, and homemade food.
Last year’s gala raised more than $28,000.
Big day: Pukerua Bay School students Ivy Price, left, and Mei Wood are all set for village fair fun at the Pukerua Bay School Gala.