Canowindra Preschool provides early childhood education to over 60 students in our area aged from 3 to 5. So when staff discovered that State Government funding was to be decreased, with plans to only fund the education of 4 and 5 year olds, they jumped into action. “Rather than bury our heads in the sand we decided to change up the Preschool and become self sustainable” said Mandy Townsend, Preschool President; “In a small rural town such as Canowindra, the enrolment of 3 year olds provides a vital source of income to the preschool and allows us to operate five days a week.”
The Management Committee and Preschool staff hatched a plan to renovate the existing building by increasing floor space to create new storage and office spaces, meaning more students would be able to enrol and eventually adding a Long Day Care room. “We need to raise around $30,000 so will be hosting a Great Gatsby Gala on 4th June” said Mandy; “We’ve got some awesome prizes from local businesses and will be holding auctions and raffles throughout the night.”
Musical entertainment for the evening will be provided by Trouble With Johnny and you can sip $5 Gatsby inspired cocktails before tucking into a delicious dinner catered by Tommy Jeffs. “Cowra Hire are providing decorations and a photo booth so it’s going to look fantastic. It’s just going to be fabulous darling!” said Mandy. So put on your best flapper outfit and get ready to party like it’s the roaring 20’s to help keep our preschool community going. Tickets are available from Saffi, The Deli and the Preschool.