Bargara State School Fete made a triumphant return after a break of 10 years, with visitors enjoying the friendly atmosphere and entertainment.
Bargara State School captains Dale Rahaley and Willow Turnbull welcomed visitors through the school gates.
Both said there were a variety of stalls and something for everyone, all made possible by the big number of dedicated volunteers.
Dale said the Bargara State School Fete was an opportunity to celebrate with the community while raising funds for the school’s P and C.
“It’s exciting to be one of the captains as the fete returns,” Dale said.
“I want to thank everyone for coming.”
Willow said a lot of planning had gone into making sure the fete returned in style. She hoped everyone enjoyed their day and thanked teachers for their efforts.
“We have been talking about this all year at school,” Willow said.
“It’s nice to see everyone checking out all the stalls and enjoying the rides. I’m looking forward to the rock wall and the giant slingshot.”
Fete returns with a lot of community support
Principal Chris Norris said it had been a long time since the last fete was held and he was pleased to see not only the Bargara community but also families from across the Bundaberg Region attending and supporting the coastal school in the triumphant return.
“It’s been a long time since we had a fete and we are lucky to have such a good community group with the P and C members who have organised all of this today,” he said.
“All the money raised today will go back to the P and C and support the school.
“We just want to thank the volunteers and the community support with all the people who have come along.”
Mr Norris said the weather had been kind and the sun was shining, and he eagerly looked forward to participating in the teacher dunk at the end of the day!
Along with the rides, slides and smiles, was The Surfing Scientist Ruben Meerman, who engaged the crowd with his entertaining teachings of all things science.
Ruben said he attended Thebeban State School and then on to Kepnock State High School and loved returning to the Bundaberg Region to share his passion for science, which appealed to the adults just as much as the children.
Thanks from the Bargara State School P and C
P and C president Dee Riley said they were speechless as everything had gone to plan, with the perfect weather, and enthusiasm from the people as they strolled around the fete made all the hard work worthwhile.
“We are so excited to be doing our first fete in 10 years and the support from the community has been overwhelming,” Dee said.
“The whole of the Bargara community has sponsored us, they have supported us with donations; not just small donations either.
“Without a moment of hesitation, they’ve come on board with great enthusiasm and we really appreciate all of it.”
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