Art show and festival success
A massive volunteering and community effort behind the 29th Pomonal Art Show and Festival has helped raise thousands of dollars to support the town’s youngest academics.
The three-day event, which included an art show, auction and family fun day, is an annual fundraiser for Pomonal Primary School.
Principal Belinda Wethers said 10 volunteering families contributed a combined 250 hours leading up to and across the weekend, helping to raise a predicted $15,000.
She said the money would be used to enhance literacy resources and art programs, ensuring the school could continue to offer its 15 students quality education.
“The art show makes a really important difference to our budget,” she said.
“We have a lot of input from parents. We run a survey and put ideas on the table to see how they would like the money dispensed, because it is essentially the parents’ project.
“Certainly, a percentage goes towards camps and excursions.
“We really value taking the children on adventure trips and linking that learning with their classroom curriculum.
“A big factor as well program.
“We have a specialist art teacher who comes to the school every fortnight. is our art
“We wouldn’t be able to offer that without these funds.
“The money will help us keep existing staff and also support students with learning difficulties.”
Mrs Wethers said she was grateful for community generosity and the support of regional businesses.
“We very much appreciated Spirit of Punjab who supplied a curry lunch, and all the businesses who provided auction items as well,” she said.
“All the people who participated were very generous with their donations and we are very happy with how it went.”