Rangiuru fair the best yet
Saturday, November 3 saw Rangiuru School hold its annual Country Fair.
This year the school decided to go with an eco-friendly and sustainable theme. New attractions included archery, pony and donkey rides and target shooting, along with many other activities.
The school shop did well selling hand-made beeswax wraps, seed bombs and T-shirt bags made by the children. There were also rabbits and chickens available for purchase, adding to the country feel of the day.
We focused on trying to provide some quality food options that were unusual including whitebait fritters, goat curry and South Island cheese rolls — these proved very popular.
The Marigold Cafe really helped us out in preparation for the fair. They allowed us to use their kitchen for a night as well as kindly providing us with a coffee cart and barista for the day.
In keeping with the theme, all food was served in an eco-friendly way. Serveware was all biodegradable and ethically sourced.
Local community business played a big part in the success of the day.
We approached potential sponsors with the option to sponsor one of our stalls and were impressed with the generosity of many of the business owners. Our sponsors for the day were Vision lab, Majestic Interiors, New World Te Puke, Tanner Contracting, Ranfurly Spraying, Maketu Rotary, Good Buzz, Paengaroa Dairy and local farmer Richard Weld.
The silent auction was popular with kind donations from Hobbiton, the Crawshaws, Only Good, Game Gear, Sportsworld Te Puke, Anann Pub, Zorb, Paradise Valley, Skellerup, Papamoa Bin Inn, Annabel Langbein, Stihl Shop Te Puke and Michael Van De Elzen. The winners of the auctions were all thrilled with their prizes.
At the end of the day we saw more people attend than ever before, tripled last year’s money towards the school and most importantly got a chance to show people a little bit of what Rangiuru School is all about.
A huge thanks to all those that contributed to the success of Rangiuru School Country Fair. We look forward to seeing you all next year.
Rangiuru School’s Country Fair was a great success.