Mega fundraiser for drought re­lief

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -

An ap­proach from school par­ent Sarah Hoek­sema to school prin­ci­pal Paula John­ston around a farmer dress up day for the cause ex­ploded into a mega fundraiser for the Buy a Bale re­lief fund.

The ju­nior school coun­cil got be­hind the cause, with the school ar­rang­ing a mega raf­fle in con­junc­tion with its dress up day.

Stu­dents dressed as a farmer for a gold coin do­na­tion, with the ju­nior school coun­cil run­ning a sausage siz­zle and ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing gum­boot throw­ing, mak­ing scare­crows, the Nut­bush and egg and spoon and sack races.

A pet­ting zoo, cows from the farm and whip crack­ing demon­stra­tion added to the en­ter­tain­ment.

The fundraiser had helped the stu­dents gain an un­der­stand­ing of the im­pacts of drought and the im­pact it has on not just farm­ers, but the whole com­mu­nity.

Right: Kas­sidy Frost has her sights set on the fin­ish line in the wheel­bar­row re­lay race.

An­gel Lee­man par­tic­i­pates in the boot throw.

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