Feting fun at Miles
THE Murilla Kindergarten is celebrating after holding its first mega markets and fun day on Sunday.
The event was to raise money for the kindergarten to buy equipment and supplies.
Murilla Kindergarten fundraising officer Rowena Gill said it was an idea staff had been “throwing around for a while”.
“It came through Sharryn Gilmour, the Tupperware representative, putting the idea about doing a mega markets and then donating the proceeds back towards the kindergarten, and she approached the kindergarten to see if we’d be willing to do that and then incorporate a bit of a family fun day with it, and that’s where the idea came from and progressed from there,” Miss Gill said.
The event turned out to be a hit with plenty of activities including bubble blowing, face painting, and competitions.
“We were very lucky that Western Downs Regional Council gave us a $1000 local community grant to put towards the activities for the family fun day,” Miss Gill said.
“We had jumping castles which were very kindly manned by the local Miles Lions Club, who supervised those for us, and then we had some free-range activities for the kids to participate in, and then we had some organised events of sack races, three-legged races, egg toss, tug of war...”
The kindergarten received a $500 donation from Rural Aid on the day, and is calculating the final fundraising figures, but Miss Gill said the centre was happy with the event.
“We got a good turnout of people, it was a very busy weekend in Miles, having had Ladies’ Day the day before and junior footy league, so we were quite happy with the number of kids we got through and attendance at the markets,” she said.
BRIGHT SMILES: Having a ball at the Murilla Kindergarten Christmas in July Mega Markets and Fun Day on Sunday are (from left) Joshua Dennis, Emily Dennis, Amber Wyatt, Lily Dennis and Madelie Dennis. Funds raised will be spent on equipment and supplies...