LOTS OF LOLLIES: Jack, Addie and Kate enjoy some sweet treats during the Fete.
LOTS OF LOLLIES: Jack, Addie and Kate enjoy some sweet treats during the Fete.

Mungindi starts school holidays with fete fun

EVERYONE has a favourite childhood memory of attending a school fair.

This weekend St Joseph's School and Parish in Mungindi helped residents make some more memorable moments by hosting their annual school fete.

Residents flocked to the parish grounds as the sun went down, with the fete a perfect way to celebrate the start of the NSW school holidays.

Fete organiser Lisa Boughton said residents were spoilt for choice at the event, with plenty of activities to choose from.

"We had a couple of outside stalls and the rest were run by parents from the school - it was well supported by the community,” Ms Boughton said.

"We had lots of activities for the kids, such as balloon popping, a chocolate toss, cake stalls, and a ball throw.

"And for the adults there was a wine raffle, plant stalls, a local painter showing her wares and showbags for everyone.

"This year the school also put on a dance and a little musical item for the crowd, with some of the student's singing.

"We run the fete every year to raise funds for the parish and the school.

"We had a great turn out and it was a lovely evening.”

Ms Boughton predicted more than 100 residents attended this year's event, and although the funds had yet to be tallied, she said the school and parish were appreciative for the community's support.

"I would like to thank all of the volunteers and the families who helped with the work on the night,” she said.

"They do a fantastic job and without them it wouldn't work.”


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