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Fun for all at St Mary's fete

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November 02, 2017

Zorb balls were a popular attraction at last year’s school fete and are back again this year.

From zorb balls to robotics races and crockery smashing to water splashing challenges – there’s something for all ages at St Mary’s Primary School Fete on Sunday, November 5.

The popular fete will be held at the school from 10am to 2pm, with preparations busily getting underway this week.

St Mary’s Principal Glenn McMahon said there were many new activities this year, including robotics races, two water splash challenges where children can compete against their friends, as well as a photo booth.

“We are always looking for ways to improve the fete each year and these activities should prove popular,” he said.

“There will be zorb balls again; some great raffles and all the traditional fete activities will be back this year.

“Kids always have a lot of fun and there’s a lot to eat, drink, see and do.”

Mr McMahon said the fete organisers had been hard at work for months and were very supportive of the major fund-raiser for the school.

“The fete organisers, along with the support of the parents’ committee who volunteer to set up on the day and do work behind the scenes, do a great job each year and we can’t thank them enough,” he said.

“It’s one of these things that can’t happen in a week, it’s happened with months of hard work and organising.”

Fete organisers Mel Fitzgerald and Roz Willett said the fete would go on - rain, hail or shine.

“We are hoping for a nice, sunny day to enjoy all the activities and there really is something for all ages,” Mel said.

Other attractions will include a spinning wheel with prizes up for grabs, cake stalls, a petting zoo, jumping castle, football skills, sideshow alley, a trailer smash, and a second hand stall.

The second hand stall will include some big-ticket items, including old tables and chairs from the school so people are being encouraged to bring their trailers along.

Students have been preparing class hampers, which all have a different theme and include donated goods.

A major raffle is being held in conjunction with the fete and, thanks to the generosity of local businesses, the prizes are fantastic.

Tickets cost just $2 each or three for $5.

The major prize is a $1200 travel voucher donated by Corowa RSL and Corowa Travel Link, second prize is a 50 inch flat screen television donated by A and A Automotive Repairs, third prize is $200 worth of Tupperware donated by Jo Howell.

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