Fine fete fundraiser shone for St Mary’s

CRAZY hair colours, musical performances and painted faces were on display at St Mary’s Community Fete.

Crowds flocked to St Mary’s Primary School on Bromelton Road for the popular event on Saturday, July 22.

Children had their toy guns ready to play laser skirmish as well as enjoying the jumping castle and other new rides.

St Mary’s Primary School students from prep to year 5 performed acts, including singing, telling stories, Irish dancing and busking with instruments.

After working throughout the term on an art piece, year 6 students showcased their street artwork at the fete.

There were stalls selling sweets, burgers, pulled pork rolls as well as mystery bags, plants, books and crafts.

Organising committee member Julie Condrick said the fete saw a record number of about 2000 people who walked through the gates.

She said she received positive feedback about the layout of the fete and the entertainment provided.

Ms Condrick said she was pleased to see students performing and having fun.

“When you see the smiles on the children’s faces, enjoying the day, you know it was a successful day,” she said.

Funds raised will go to maintenance at the school and parish.

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