Fet­ing fun at Miles

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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.

PHOTO: BROOKE DUN­CAN

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...

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