Poonindie school ready for 2018 Spring Fete

FINISHING UP: Poonindie students Kesi Webster and Aidan McGrath put the finishing touches on one of the signs advertising this Sunday's Spring Fete.
FINISHING UP: Poonindie students Kesi Webster and Aidan McGrath put the finishing touches on one of the signs advertising this Sunday's Spring Fete.

Poonindie Community Learning Centre is excited for its biennial Spring Fete, which is building on the success of two years ago.

The fete, which has free entry, will take place at the school this Sunday from 10am to 2pm and is a major fundraising event to go towards school projects.

About 3000 people attended the last show in 2016, which raised about $7000 for the school.

The 2016 event was also awarded Community Event of the Year by the Lower Eyre Peninsula District Council.

Principal Robyn Kenny said the school was hoping for another large crowd this year with favourable weather conditions forecast.

“We build on the success of previous years,” she said.

“We deliberately make it affordable for families by having reasonable prices for food and activities for the children.”

The fete is expecting to hold more than 45 stalls, which include those from each of the school’s classes.

Activities will include face painting, bouncy castles and ‘Follow the Tod River’ show bags.

Wild on Eyre will once again return to display some native animals and Emma Pedler from ABC will be on hand as master of ceremonies.

Fete coordinator Hayley Wiseman said the event was run by local parents and the school’s governing council.

“It’s what Poonindie is known for, its fete,” she said.

Mrs Wiseman said the event was also well supported by local businesses including Port Lincoln Food Warehouse, Rogue and Rascal, Eyre Roasted, Beers Newsagency, Leader Distributors and National Australia Bank Port Lincoln who provide volunteers.

Mrs Kenny said thanks should go to all who make the fete possible, including sponsors, supporters and organisers.

“As principal I’d like to thank the fete committee who have been meeting since term 1 making preparations and organisation matters for the fete,” she said.

More information is available on the ‘Poonindie School Spring Fete 2018’ Facebook page.

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