Bruny school fair a fam­ily af­fair

Mercury (Hobart) - - NEWS -

GET­TING a Bruny Is­lan­der off “The Rock” is like try­ing to have a sec­ond go at get­ting an abalone off a rock — they just won’t let go.

This is what Janet Hans­son (known as Miss Janet), whose fam­ily has been liv­ing on Bruny since 1884, says about her love of the is­land.

This Satur­day, Miss Janet, her fa­ther Leigh and her son Pa­trick will cut the rib­bon to open the “Com­mem­o­ra­tive Path” at the Bruny Is­land Dis­trict School Fair, a school the three gen­er­a­tions have at­tended.

“I live here full-time and shall never leave,” Miss Janet said. “I can’t breathe any­where else.”

The Com­mem­o­ra­tive Path will bear the en­graved names of those who have been in­volved in the his­tory of the school.

“All past stu­dents and staff, and any­one in­volved with the school were in­vited to buy a paver and have their name en­graved on it,” Miss Janet said.

The School Fair is cel­e­brat­ing 150 years of schools on Bruny Is­land and 70 years of the school at Alon­nah.

It will take place to­mor­row from 10am-4pm, with kids’ en­ter­tain­ment, food and mu­sic.

Pic­ture: LOCKIE STORY

PROUD IS­LAN­DERS; Pa­trick, Janet and Leigh Hans­son wil be cut­ting the rib­bon to open the “Com­mem­o­ra­tive Path” at Bruny Is­land Dis­trict School.

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