YOUNG ARTIST: Alf Smith, (senior trainer at St John’s ambulance) with Ava Carruthers, 10, who won a special prize for her drawing at the Wollongbar school fete.
YOUNG ARTIST: Alf Smith, (senior trainer at St John’s ambulance) with Ava Carruthers, 10, who won a special prize for her drawing at the Wollongbar school fete.

School fair wins plenty of hearts

WOLLONGBAR Public School students had their fair share of excitement this weekend at their school fete extravaganza.

The Wollongbar Public School P & C have spent the last few months preparing the school for the big event they held on Saturday, which saw climbing walls, jumping castles and even vintage cars pack the school grounds.

The appropriately named Fair to Remember was just that - memorable.

With the school grounds covered in bunting and stalls offering everything from cakes to alpacas, the day received a wonderful response from all who attended.

P & C spokeswoman Susan Dyer said the fair was designed to take in the concept of a garden market.

"The theme took ideas from being in the garden because we wanted to make use of our beautiful grounds," Ms Dyer said.

She said the day was an opportunity for the community to come together and spend time outside of school hours together.

"We've seen a lot of people come today who aren't from our school community, and plenty of business owners have hired stalls for the day, so we've really been able to come together and support the school and the community," Ms Dyer said.

There was also a bit of healthy competition at the fair, with students entering artworks into a garden-themed art competition.

Ava Carruthers, 10, was the winner of the art prize for her picture of two ducks in a pond.

The lucky winner spent her prize money on a large supply of red lollies, and was enjoying spending the day with her school mates.

"I've had heaps of fun today, being able to hang out with my friends when we're not wearing our school uniforms," Miss Carruthers said.

However, it wasn't all fun and games. The SES came along to remind the community of ways to be safe this storm season.

"We've had a really good response from everyone who has come and had a look at the stall," SES volunteer Jim Fuggle said.

All proceeds from the Fair to Remember at Wollongbar Public School will go back to the school to buy playground or other school equipment for the students.

All prizes on the day were donated by local business.



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