St Stephens Lutheran College students Ethan Buchanan, 10, (top) Emma Bauer, 9, Deanna Pink, 10, get ready for all the family fun of their annual Fun Fair tomorrow.
St Stephens Lutheran College students Ethan Buchanan, 10, (top) Emma Bauer, 9, Deanna Pink, 10, get ready for all the family fun of their annual Fun Fair tomorrow. Brenda Strong

Cane toad racing at fair

IF the side show alley and amusement rides aren’t enough to get you hopping to the St Stephens Annual Fun Fair then the cane toad racing surely will.

The annual school fair will make its eagerly awaited appearance tomorrow with four hours of family fun that is sure to keep everyone entertained.

There will be the usual fair favourites like fairy floss, face painting, show bags and Devonshire Tea, but organisers think they have got a real warts-and-all winner this year with the hosting of the first-ever Cane Toad Races.

“Forget the horses when it comes to the Spring Racing Carnival, we have got cane toads,” St Stephens Fun Fair convener Megan Armstrong said.

“We will have races randomly throughout the day.

“All you need to do is buy a toad and you could win yourself $50.”

To be held on the college grounds, Glenlyon Road, from 10am to 2pm, the fun fair will feature an exciting range of live entertainment, market stalls, amusement rides and games and novelties.

There will be the ever-popular sideshow alley where you could try your luck on a range of games from Frog on a Log to football-throwing competition and lucky jars.

“We have plenty of games in sideshow alley where everyone wins a prize,” Ms Armstrong said.

“There will also be a money wheel and raffle running throughout the day.

“In the hall we will have entertainment by our school band, Rampton’s Danzenergy, the Maynard Singers and our students will be putting on their own talent show.

“There is a restored vehicles display for the men interested in taking a look over the old trucks, the children can dress up their favourite teddy bears for the old-fashioned parade and the kindy kids will be selling playdough and slime.

“The day should be great fun ... the kids are going to have a blast.”

Parking is by a gold coin donation.



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