Fantastic fun awaits school fete-goers on Friday

March 16, 2017

Fantastic fete fun: Georgia O’Donoghue and Shakayla Argus look good in their brightly-coloured oversized glasses.

Fete excitement is in the air once again, with the St Joseph’s Primary School fete just around the corner.

Organisers said with the success of last year’s fete, the event would continue in the twilight format, running from 4pm to 8pm on Friday.

Fete secretary Anna DuBourg said the evening would provide a great opportunity to enjoy music, grab some dinner with friends, stock up on local produce and cheap books, and try your luck on the spinning wheel.

She encouraged people to look out for the fete’s famous hampers and lovely hamper queens, while the continental girls would be producing their magnificent lasagne again.

‘‘We missed the delicious Indian curries last year but they will be back, along with the pulled pork rolls. Get in early as they were a hit last year and sold out early,’’ she said.

‘‘There will be some new amusements that are sure to be popular with the young and old, and this year you can test out your riding prowess on the mechanical bull.’’

Ms DuBourg said the fete committee was in full swing planning, organising, cooking and ordering to ensure the fete continued to deliver to the community.

‘‘The teachers and students are working hard on their performances and we are sure that it will all culminate in a wonderful night that will generate funds towards providing a vibrant learning environment for our children,’’ she said.

‘‘We continue to have amazing support from school families and the Cobram and district community.

‘‘We have been so humbled by the continual generosity of the Cobram businesses.

‘‘We receive significant support for our spinning wheel, silent auction and also reducing costs of consumables required for our food stalls.’’

Ms DuBourg said the success of the fete was also a credit to the local and business community, with electrical requirements provided for free and support from the local emergency services crews.

She said new principal Lucy Keath was amazed at the support the fete received, as her previous school did not hold a fundraiser of this magnitude, and she was excited to be part of the fete this year.

‘‘She wishes to express her gratitude on behalf of her staff and the fete committee and would like to take the opportunity to extend her sincere thanks,’’ Ms DuBourg said.

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