Fun fair not to be missed
FAMILIES are guaranteed to have a ball at Inverloch Primary School’s Easter Fair this Saturday, March 26.
Rides, food and activities will take over the school grounds as thousands of people arrive for a fun day out.
This year’s fair is extra special. It’s the 40th fair and also a celebration of the 130th year of the school.
To mark the occasion, a pictorial display of the school will be exhibited in the stadium during the fair, souvenir bookmarks will be for sale and there will also be a reunion of the class of 1976, principal Wendy Caple said.
“The fair has got bigger and bigger, and the community has got behind it and the parents are enthusiastic,” she said.
Rides will include Thomas the Tank Engine, Egyptian funhouse, Cha Cha, go karts and a giant inflatable slide. There will be a display of snakes and native animals, an animal farm, mini golf and free activities for younger children.
The fair will feature a silent auction, with a photograph by Western Australian photographer Christian Fletcher, a print by Kongwak artist Fiona Kennedy and a football signed by the Collingwood Football Club.
A spinning wheel will run, offering prizes donated by local businesses, and the clothing and secondhand bazaar is expected to be popular.
Tickets in the major raffle, with a kayak a big prize, are still available.
“Inverloch is just buzzing on that weekend because we have the first round of footy and netball, there is the Rotary market and there are a lot of garage sales, plus it’s traditionally the last weekend of the tourist season,” Mrs Caple said.
Funds raised from the day will go towards the construction of a shelter over the Preps’ eating area that will also allow art lessons to be held outside, and the building of a garden around a new portable building that is coming.
Proceeds from past fairs have enabled the purchase of new senior playground equipment, the extension of the bike area, shade sails over the Prep playground, a cover over the sandpit, construction of the learning stone area and building of cricket nets, an ongoing project.
“We have only got what we have got outside because of the Easter fair,” Mrs Caple said.
The current school in Bayview Avenue is the school’s third site in 130 years. It was originally built on the corner of Alma and Scarborough streets and known as Anderson’s Inlet school.
The school relocated to A’Beckett Street and in 1914, was built on the existing site.
Today, the school continues to grow and a new double portable building will arrive at the school during the school holidays to cater for rising enrolments.
The fair begins at 9am and continues until 2pm Easter Saturday.
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