Avenel Primary School was the place to be on Sunday, with the perfect weather conditions bringing a large crowd to the school’s annual fete and clearing sale.
The day provided plenty for the entire family to enjoy, and those looking to snap up a bargain had plenty of opportunities to do so thanks to a large array of wares offered for auction on the oval, the bric-a-brac stall and the numerous other market stalls scattered around the oval.
Children were kept entertained with activities ranging from a jumping castle and giant slide to face painting and coloured hair spray, showbags and lucky dips and a young talent quest.
For many it was a day to catch up with old friends while relaxing under in the shade ofthe oak tree, enjoying a bite from the barbecue, scones with jam and cream or a slice of scrumptious cake from the Oak Tree café, washed down with tea or coffee from Amy’s coffee van.
Musicians Max and Doug Hooper, along with younger sister Emily, kept the crowd entertained throughout the day. fete and clearing sale go towards the cost of Proceeds from this year’s fete and clearing sale go towards erecting a roof over the basketball court.
The school sees such a facility as being an enormous boost to the its profile and a great contribution to the broader community as the only undercover sporting space in Avenel.
— Dee Wright