Excitement is mounting at St Mary’s College with just four days to go until our Grand Bazaar makes its long-awaited debut on Sunday 21 October.
The Parents and Friends Association is working tirelessly around the clock to put the finishing touches on the jam-packed program, which will run from 11.00am-2.00pm on the College Green (‘top ground’).
Giant Trailer Hamper Raffle
A big thank you to all families and staff who generously supported our Giant Trailer Hamper Raffle fundraising initiative this morning, and those who have volunteered to contribute to the ‘Cake and Make Stall’ – we’re looking forward to sampling your baked goodies. Information about the Cake and Make Stall went home with families on Monday, along with your plates. If you have any questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t forget – raffle books for the Trailer Hamper Raffle are due back to the school by Friday 19 October.
Stalls, entertainment and attractions
We also thank all individuals and groups who have put their hand up to man a stall at the event.
There will be more than 30 stalls – featuring everything from plants and succulents, second-hand clothes and books, a photo booth, fortune telling, white elephant items and 150th merchandise – and a wide variety of family-friendly games and entertainment including Zorb balls, sumo suits, a jumping castle, buried treasure hunting and old-fashioned quoits.
Appetites will be kept in check with a delicious range of hot and cold food, beverages and sweets available for purchase, with a lolly jar, chocolate wheel and trailer raffle for those feeling extra lucky on the day.
We are delighted to announce a new addition to the Grand Bazaar program – the Peddler’s Parade. Be sure to mark the following times in your diary to catch students peddling their wares to fair-goers:
11.30am – Kindergarten
12.30pm – Prep
Helpers urgently needed
While we are at the pointy end of preparations, last-minute helpers are still urgently needed, particularly to man the inflatable stalls (Zorb balls, jumping castle, etc).
We are also still welcoming donations for the chocolate wheel. Donations can include electrical items, hardware items, sports equipment, toys and vouchers.
If you can help out in any way, please email P&F President, Stacey Daley at email@example.com
Thank you in advance for generosity and support. Catch you all on Sunday!
Parents and Friends President