Binalong Public School Spring Fair is on today, Sunday the 6th of November from 9am to 1pm. As Binalong P&C’s major fundraiser of the year, the fair will be donation entry. There will be a lucky door prize which will be a fifty-dollar voucher to spend at any of the stalls at the Spring Fair.  

“We’re really appreciative, we’ve got approximately thirty stalls coming from far and wide. There will be a lot of different things to see. It’s a family and community event and we’ve also got the fire trucks and other emergency vehicles for kids to sit in. There’s a petting zoo and pony rides and face painting as well. We’ve also got a great range of raffle prizes, tickets will be available on the day and drawn on the day,” explained Fabia Hunter from the Binalong Public School P&C.

The P&C has a range of fundraising goals, such as fundraising for more playground equipment and upgrading Binalong Public School’s sports facilities. Additionally, the P&C usually fund a lot of events and excursions for the children throughout the school year. 

Held in Spring as a celebration of the warmer weather, children and teachers have been preparing for the fair by planting seedlings and succulents for the P&C plant stall.

“The plant stall is really popular for us because we’ve got to travel a lot to get any plants so it’s really nice to have them handy. A lot of those plants have been donated by Turner’s Wholesale Nursery in Yass which is really generous of them,” said Fabia. 

The P&C will also be running a cake stall and the bbq, and have organised lots of inflatables like jumping castles and similar rides 

Fabia explained that the children at Binalong Public School really love to have all the fun rides and stalls in their small school. The Spring Fair also opens up the school for the whole community to enjoy. As Binalong does not usually have large events like the Spring Fair, the whole community enjoys the day as well as children, parents, and teachers.

“Because we’re a small village school, it’s really great for us to be able to showcase the school grounds, but also what the students have been up to. It really involved everybody and gives them a chance to walk through the school if they don’t have children at the school anymore, it really includes the community,” explained Fabia. 

Southerly Jones