Trash and treasure day aims to deliver iPads, camp

HARD WORKERS: Angelita Rios, 11, Jett Elmy, 12, and Connor Woodward, 12, cooked the sausages at the Gladstone South State School P and C giant trash and treasure fundraiser.
HARD WORKERS: Angelita Rios, 11, Jett Elmy, 12, and Connor Woodward, 12, cooked the sausages at the Gladstone South State School P and C giant trash and treasure fundraiser. Brenda Strong

IT WAS time for some thrift shopping over the weekend, Gladstone South State School style, but it wasn't all about bargain hunting.

School community members and the Gladstone public filled the school's hall on Saturday for the inaugural Trash and Treasure P and C fundraiser.

The aim of the event was to raise money for integrating iPads into classrooms and for a school camp in Brisbane.

There were clothes, furniture, books, electronics, toys and many more items for sale at a cheap cost, donated by the Gladstone community. School principal Kurt Goodwin said although it was the first event of its kind, the support had been fantastic.

"We've also got a sausage sizzle and cake stall. We really appreciate the community's support. We are trying to lift our profile.

"We have a brand-new dishwasher for sale that is $200, but it comes a long way down from that!" he said.

P and C president Tracy Rios said there was no target amount of money to be raised, but any assistance to fly the Year 7 students to Brisbane for a good quality school camp would be a bonus.

"With the sizzle, we are hoping to send them to Brisbane," she said.

"It will be the biggest camp they've had in a long time."

She said the school was also doing a chocolate fundraiser to help with the camp costs.

"We have one family which has sold 70 boxes and is still going. That's over $1500 for her kids to go. She is donating the rest of the money towards the rest of the camp, which she doesn't have to do but has decided to," she said.



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