Stu­dent driven Twi­light Fair to of­fer re­laxed fun

Alpine Observer - - Alive -

BY TATE SPI­TERI

MYRTLE­FORD P-12 Col­lege’s bian­nual Twi­light Fair will re­turn for its sec­ond in­stal­ment next Fri­day Novem­ber 9.

Run­ning from 4pm through to 8pm the fair is set to of­fer a re­laxed and en­joy­able at­mos­phere for par­ents, stu­dents, younger chil­dren and fam­i­lies.

One of the key or­gan­is­ers, Ber­nadette Hays, from the P-12 Col­lege’s par­ent club said the event was largely stu­dent driven.

“Each class has their own stall, and they came up with all the ideas and help run to it,” she said.

“The se­niors make it a part of all their class­work, they have to work out ev­ery­thing- the eco­nom­ics class are do­ing the costs and pro­jec­tions and the VCAL kids are mak­ing stuff and do­ing all the other hands on parts of it.”

In­cluded in the VCAL and MYCAL stu­dents’ cre­ations is a Mini Golf Course, Gi­ant Ker­plunk and Sponge Trough where stu­dents will have the chance to soak their teach­ers, par­ents and friends.

Year nine stu­dents will also again run a haunted house, which Ms Hays de­scribed as one of the most pop­u­lar stalls in the 2016 edi­tion.

“The stu­dents dress up as ghosts and gob­lins and scare the lit­tle kids as they go through it, it’s a lot of fun and laughs,” she said.

The tim­ing of the fes­ti­val has again been placed on the week­end of the Bright Rod Run in the hope of cap­i­tal­is­ing on the added traf­fic.

“It was very busy last yeara lot of peo­ple went straight from the school bell to the fair and were still there at 8.30 at night,” Ms Hays said.

“We have put a lot of ad­ver­tis­ing around the Snow Road, and Yack Road and out along the Great Alpine Road so hope­fully lots of peo­ple driv­ing through see there’s some­thing on and pop in.”

Din­ner is avail­able on the night with food stalls in­clud­ing a bar­be­cue, spring rolls, pasta and Viet­namese dishes as well as treats such as fairy floss and tof­fee ap­ples.

“The lit­tle kids just love be­ing there and be­ing in­volved, it’s very af­ford­able with noth­ing cost­ing more than a gold coin do­na­tion,” Ms Hays added.

“There’s so many things for the kids to do and it just gets a lot of peo­ple to­gether.

“It’s re­lax­ing for par­ents and a lot of fun for kids.”

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