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