St. Clare’s School Fete a resounding success

The Preps were dancing kangaroos.

AN air of excitement and anticipation permeated the large crowd of over three hundred people who gathered in the under-cover area at St. Clare’s School, Tully, on the evening of Saturday, September 11, for the school’s annual fete. The return of this “Down Under” themed event was particularly welcome after the 2020 fete had to be cancelled due to COVID19.

St. Clare’s P & F worked tirelessly to prepare this delightful community event, with the help and support of the parents, staff, students, and, of course, the many generous sponsors.

After a prayer of blessing from Father Joby, the night kicked off with every class in the school performing an individual dance routine with a “Down Under” theme to entertain the crowd, who  were warmly appreciative of each spectacular, colourful, and, at times, athletic, piece.

The stalls opened at 6pm and included all the long-time favourites. The amazing cake stand was a tribute to the culinary skills of those who had contributed and contained those hard-to-obtain Peach Blossoms, along with many other delicious, sweet treats.

There was a massive cent sale, with an incredible number of donated items. Please check St. Clare’s School Facebook page for a list of unclaimed prizes to see if your ticket was a winner. The raffles had marvellous prizes up for grabs and the auction generated a lot of interest. 

Plenty of food was on offer with the BBQ, the International Food Stall, a Chocolate Stand and Candy Stall. For the children, there was a kiddies’ corner and some great rides. A standout stall this year was put together by the talented Year 6 class, who made tie-dye T-shirts, socks, and pillowcases. This stall sold out on the night!

St. Clare’s School sincerely thanks the Tully community, the businesses in the area and surrounds, and its school community for making this year’s fete such a success. It was a fun-filled night for all, and the school cannot wait to do it all again next year, which gives local residents much for which to look forward.

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