November Fair cup runneth over
MULLUMBIMBY Public School's November Fair celebrations have been expanded this year to include all 2008 graduates and all possible 2010 kindergarten students.
Traditionally the school has focused its November Fair on current students, letting them enjoy their end-of-year celebrations at their own huge party. This year, the school's welcoming spirit is extending more widely to others in the community on November 6.
“We've always had some people from around town come and enjoy the Fair, especially the fireworks. But our focus has been on our current school community, our own kids.
This year we are recognising that our community is not just made up of our present, but also our past and our future,” P&C committee president Heather Stevenson said.
“So many people in town will always be part of this community. We want to encourage them to continue their association with the school.
“In that spirit, the school is issuing special invitations to last year's Year 6 students to attend the Fair, as well as next year's possible kindergarten students as a 'welcome to our school'.”
This year the school is grateful to have not only had the generous support of local businesses as sponsors, but also local community groups. The Lions Club will be running the barbecue and the Mullumbimby 'firies' have offered to lend a hand setting up. They will be bringing along their shiny red fire truck for anyone who wants a closer look.
The Fair has always been a huge highlight at Mullumbimby Public School, not just as the major fundraiser for the year, but as a community and social event. Students especially revel in the rides and the carnival atmosphere.