SPRING PARTY: Koolyangarra Kindergarten children (front, from left) April Bell, 4, Tao Chan, 4, and Asha Murphy, 4, are excited about the Spring Garden Party, along with (back) Transit Systems area manager Rob Mitchell and kindergarten director Debbie Hancock.
SPRING PARTY: Koolyangarra Kindergarten children (front, from left) April Bell, 4, Tao Chan, 4, and Asha Murphy, 4, are excited about the Spring Garden Party, along with (back) Transit Systems area manager Rob Mitchell and kindergarten director Debbie Hancock. Luka Kauzlaric

Kindy’s garden party aims to raise $20k

SPRING has sprung, meaning a popular spring garden party will return for its third year.

The Koolyangarra Kindergarten Spring Garden Party will be held on Saturday.

The event is the kindy's major fundraiser for the year.

Director Debbie Hancock said the kindy hoped to raise $20,000.

Money raised will be used to purchase new equipment and will go towards the centre's plan to expand the building upwards with a second storey.

During the past three years the event has increased in popularity.

"This is the second year we have held it at the university," Ms Hancock said. "We had to move it there because it got too big to have it at the centre."

The kindergarten has 23 children and a committee is made up of 10 parents.

Transit Systems is a major sponsor of the event.

Area manager Rob Mitchell said their sponsorship for the kindergarten was worth $3000.

"With the amount of people in Gladstone at the moment the support that kindies get is very important," he said.

"It's an excellent opportunity for us to support the community."

Tickets are sold out and 200 people are expected to attend.



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