About 1500 people packed Deniliquin's Edward School for the first fete in 15 years and raised an estimated $5000 to improve school facilities.
Enjoying a ride on the back of a Harley Davidson motorcycle is nothing new for Will Fagan, but it was for hundreds of other children on Saturday.
The Harley ride was just one of the activities offered at the Deniliquin Edward School fete.
Will’s dad John Fagan was one of the parents to offer his motorcycle for countless laps around the Edward School block, with kids lining up to be taken on the joy ride.
It was the first Edward School fete in 15 years and raised an estimated $5000 to improve school facilities.
About 1500 people packed the school for the fete.
Edward School P&C president Felicity Michael said the committee was ‘‘really thrilled’’ with the fete’s comeback.
‘‘We’re just astounded by how well it went,’’ she said.
‘‘It exceeded all expectations and the support from the crowd was fantastic.
‘‘The day was such a positive community event and there was a buzz around the grounds.
‘‘We even had multiple generations of families help out with Year 6 students, staff, parents and even great grandparents joining in on the fun.’’
Another popular attraction at the fete was the emergency services operations and vehicles display.
Local police officers, firefighters and paramedics showed children and their parents the ropes of their trade.
The famous Rotary train proved popular with families while the jumping castle was on continual demand.
Others enjoyed the animal nursery which showcased puppies, chicks, ducks, calves, goats and kittens.
Stalls included a bottle stall, trash and treasure, badge making and basket raffles, chocolate throw, face painting, hair spraying, fake tattoos, vintage clothes and second hand uniforms.
Food stalls were also busy with fairy floss, popcorn, cakes, snow cones, sushi, slushies and a barbecue on hand.
Mrs Michael said the ‘‘old favourites’’ were a hit on the day.
‘‘People spent hours on games like the chocolate throw.
‘‘The henna tattoos and photo booth were also really popular.
‘‘People also commented on how affordable everything was. It was a lot of hard work but it was worth it.’’
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