SCHOOL'S BACK: Tracey Staines, Kelsey Staines, Wendy Rhea and Janice McKee at the Begonia Art Show .
SCHOOL'S BACK: Tracey Staines, Kelsey Staines, Wendy Rhea and Janice McKee at the Begonia Art Show . Contributed

Big art sale raises funds for little school

THE Begonia Art Show was held last Sunday to raise funds for the Begonia P and C and the Rise for Ruby Foundation.

Selling student and local art, the event raised more than $5000, with locals and visitors pitching in to get a share of the action.

The show was opened by former Waroo Shire mayor Donna Stewart and the Begonia school students had audience members in stitches with poetry they wrote with the help of bush poet Marco Gliori, who visited the school last term.

David Lyons, president of the Begonia Parents and Citizens committee, said the event had achieved its objective and provided an afternoon of entertainment for more than 100 people.

"It was a very successful day with a pretty good roll-up,” he said.

"The reports back have been really positive and it was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone.

"The kids' poems in particular got everyone laughing and, being a parent, it was really fun to listen to.

"The auctions are always fun too, and to have raised the amount that we did was a great result for the school.”

The Begonia school regularly hosts fundraisers, the aim this year being to improve the playground equipment at the school.

Begonia school and organisers would like to thank all the helpers, contributing artists and GDL St George and Care Balonne for their generous contributions.


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