New additions for fete

By Daniel Hughes

Young artists have been hard at work producing priceless artwork to be sold at auction at this weekend's St Joseph's Family Fun Fete.

Starting from 11am Sunday at the school, the jam-packed day of activities and food and stalls will also include the fundraising auction of student artwork.

All proceeds will go to the school.

“This is our first year running a children's art auction. It's been great fun for the kids bringing their works to life,” principal Veronica Braybon said.

“I'd like to thank Madeline Knight who has shared her talents with us as she guides our young artists.

“I know their pieces will be sought after by families and friends of our school community. Anything raised at the auction will be very welcomed by the school, as it goes back into making the education of these wonderful students even better.”

The Fete will also see the start of the ‘Cruickshank Cup’ Family Olympics which is bound to be a laugh and fun competition.

“We decided to name this event after Fr Martin Cruickshank who was our parish priest for 18 years,” Mrs Braybon said.

“Father Martin was known for his great love of all sporting events and is himself a great athlete with golf, bowling, tennis and cricket just some of his talents. I'm sure many in our community have received tips on their own technique from him.”

There will also be a LEGO masters competition, Joey's patch stall, fresh produce, jumping castle, face painting, rock climbing and many other activities.

Grab lunch from the barbecue, or a coffee or popcorn from the other stands.