What a great evening the St Ewdards Primary School put on for the community on Friday night. The Spring Fling and Family Bush Dance saw families come together to have a dance, a bit of fun and to raise some money. Highlights of the evening would definitely have to be watching Principal Ken McNamara and Parish Priest Father Laurie Beath both getting dunked by students in the dunking machine. The mechanical bull was also a hit with everyone having a go, even some of the parents. A spit roast lamb was enjoyed for dinner with the lamb kindly being donated by families of St Edwards School.
The event was put together by the St Edwards fundraising committee to help raise money for new play ground equipment, to show off the newly renovated classrooms and to create a community spirit. The new playground equipment is ordered and will be installed in the Christmas holidays. There were approximately 350 people who attended the event, which is a great turn out raising approximately $2000 for the St Edwards P&F Association.
The Spring Fling was packed full of things to do with many kids enjoying getting fake tattoos and their hair sprayed in all different colours. November Shorn were the entertainment for the afternoon and had families filling the dance floor. The students had a great time showing off their new dancing skills with parents and grandparents even getting involved too. Some of the many dances included Heel and Toe as well as Strip the Willow being among the favourites.
“Everyone at the St Edwards Spring Fling had a boot scooting, bull bucking and splashing time,” Jackie Watson P&F President said.
Next year will see more exciting events like this happening with the fundraising committee hard at work in planning for some more fundraising fun.