Community Spring Fair a wonderful success

A little Tiger having fun on the teacup ride. Photo by Pete Neville
A little Tiger having fun on the teacup ride. Photo by Pete Neville

 

MEDOWIE Community Spring Fair had the town talking last weekend, with an event that blew attendees out of the park.

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The day was a wonderful success with an unprecedented turn out from families.

There was quite literally something for everyone, with all members of the community catered for throughout the day.

All day ride passes were available, with a large selection of rides from jumping castles and climbing walls to mega slides and laser tag to choose from, just to name a few.

The hall housed a market of over 50 local makers, creators, artisans and small businesses, showcasing their upmarket and boutique wares.

A petting zoo was on hand for anyone needing their cute and cuddly fix, while students from local schools and dance groups impressed the crowds on the nearby stage with their singing, dancing and performance skills.

A box maze of nearly 180 boxes was created by school parents for children to navigate, and each stage at the school put together stalls of created wares like potted succulents to sell.

Students artwork was on display in an art show and the wonderful ladies at Medowie Lions Club were on hand to encourage people to enter their upcoming art and craft show in October.

Face painting and a fun photo booth were popular with kids and families, as was the lego building competition in the hall.

An online auction run through the week wound up during the fair, with thousands raised from a wonderful selection of prizes donated by our generous community.

Principal of Medowie Christian School, Mr Simon Herd, told News Of The Area that they were so happy with the success of the event, and the efforts to bring the community together in this wonderful collaborative event.

“It was so important to us that today reflect our core values at the school, as we strived to enrich the community and bring everyone together to put together something bigger than themselves and individual groups.”

“We had a goal today of working together to build the fabric of the the learning community of Medowie, bringing together schools and groups all over our town to show the value of quality education across all sites available to our young people.”

“Today exceeded our expectations, and we are blown away by how well Medowie has embraced this event,” he said.

 

By Rachael VAUGHAN

Photos by Pete Neville

 

Scarlett Darcy dancing with Dance n Dazzle. Photo by Pete Neville

Fun on the teacup ride. Photo by Pete Neville

The megaslide was a big hit. Photo by Pete Neville

 

Petting the baby animals from Oakvale farm. Photo by Pete Neville

Scarlett Lewis on the bouncing pillow in the jumping castle. Photo by Pete Neville

Baby Cinderella’s from Dance n Dazzle. Photo by Pete Neville

Dance n Dazzle performers on the stage. Photo by Pete Neville

A beautiful tribute to the RAAF families of Medowie. Photo by Pete Neville (left) Medowie Lions Club ladies encouraging people to get involved in this years art and craft show.(right)

 

Delicious cupcakes at one of the boutique market stalls. Photo by Pete Neville

Some of the lego displays to inspire entrants in the lego building competition. Photo by Pete Neville

Medowie Rural Fire Service on hand to chat to residents about fire safety. Photo by Pete Neville

The defence careers tent. Photo by Pete Neville

Oakvale farm animals. Photo by Pete Neville

Jack Ryner, 12, busking with his banjo.

Student art was on display at the art show.

All smiles at the cake stall.(left) The crowds at the spring fair were impressive for this inaugural event.(right)

Coffee for the RFS.

Service with a smile - Kylie Gurr from Hennessy Coffee.

The boutique market inside the main hall was a hit with the adults.

Lots of happy winners throughout the day who participated in the lego building competition.

The show bags were a hit and sold out quickly. (left) Story time in a quiet spot was a hit with the children during the busy day. (right)

Oscar, 3 years old, is very excited about the Fire Brigade’s replica fire truck. (left) Hunter, 6 years old learning about Mike the replica fire truck. (right)

William and Rhiley Page learning about the inner workings of a NSW FIRE BRIGADE truck. (left)

Cat Kelly and her three year old daughter having fun on the teacups.

 

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