Lachlan Fernee, 9, spends his Sunday as the target for sponge throwers at the Star of the Sea school fete yesterday.
Lachlan Fernee, 9, spends his Sunday as the target for sponge throwers at the Star of the Sea school fete yesterday.

Children thrilled at Star of the Sea fete

By GLEN PORTEOUSglenp@gladstoneobserver.dyndns.org

SCREAMS of joy and laughter filled the air as children enjoyed themselves at the Star Of The Sea school fete yesterday.

With rides and stalls on offer, there was something for all ages to enjoy.

Two young ladies who were having some time out from volunteering their services were Gabby McCray and Kelsie Reading.

'Today has been awesome,' Kelsie said.

Kelsie's friend Gabby McCray also was having a good time during her break.

'Yeah, it has been pretty good and we have been enjoying ourselves,' Gabby said.

Kelsie and Gabby had been helping out with various activities.

'The Harry Potter House ? we have been helping kids make broomsticks, wands and reading books,' Ms Reading said. Another friend who helped with the day's activities was Tiffany Lynch.

'The swing was fun and the karaoke has been popular,' Ms Lynch said.

Event organiser Fiona Lowry said it had been a good day for all to enjoy.

'Everything is going good and everything has been going to plan,' Ms Lowry said.

The organisers have tried to cater for all age groups from tots, toddlers to even grown-ups who want to have a bit of fun. 'There has been bellydancing, line dancing, Central State School cheerleaders and that is just the start of it,' Ms Lowry said.

Even though the day was a raging success, almost six months of hard work and organisation almost came to nothing.

'I thought we would have to call it off because of some overnight showers but it cleared up and we were able keep the fete happening,' Ms Lowry said.

Also the fete had its very own celebrities to help keep the fun and good times rolling.

'We had a Gladstone version Reg Reagan doing some passing drills with ex-Australian footballer Jason Hetherington,' Ms Lowry said.



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