Queenstown Primary School is preparing for its biggest
fundraiser of the year when it will welcome hundreds of
families and bargain hunters to the free school fair on
A total of 38 stalls of food, bric-a-brac and activities will
open for business, rain or shine, on the school grounds on
Robins Rd at 10am, running till 2pm.
About $28,000 in prizes has been given by Queenstown
individuals and businesses for the silent auction, raffles
and chocolate wheel, including a prize package of a
helicopter flight and a ''Trust the Chef'' menu for two at
The Rotary Club of Queenstown will operate the sausage
sizzle, for the 12th time this year.
There will be pony rides, ''Bikes 4 Fun'', toffee apples,
candy floss, a bouncy castle, books and clothes, homemade
baking and sweets, face-painting, fire-engine and police-car
rides and more.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council supports the fair
through its event funding programme.
Parent Rosie Thompson, on behalf of Queenstown Primary School
Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), said the fair plays a huge
part in providing funds for items not covered by the Ministry
of Education at the decile 10 school.
About $34,000 was raised last year and put into a PTA fund
for teaching staff, who must ask the principal to tap into
''It's a great day for young and old and if you're setting up
a flat, there's a lot of bric-a-brac in the white elephant
stall,'' Mrs Thompson said.