All the fun of country fair

SVEN HERSELMAN
Last updated 14:12 28/02/2014

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There will be family fun and entertainment aplenty at the Rapaura School Country Harvest Fair on Saturday.

Event co-organiser Nikki Martella says they are hoping to get close to the $30,000 mark, with part of the money going towards the three teacher aides that are working at the school. "There is no Government funding for the teacher aides but they make a big difference to the teaching," she says.

Last year the school raised $27,000 towards its general running costs.

The rest of the funds generated by the ever popular event will go towards the general running costs of the school pool and playground development.

Putting the fair together has once again become a big co-operative effort between the staff, parents and teachers.

Even the youngest pupils have gotten on board baking goodies like lollycake and iced biscuits, "made with love and very clean hands", for the bake sale.

The fair will kick off at 10am and run until 2pm at the school grounds on Hammerichs Rd, Blenheim with free entry. Some of the stalls and attractions include crafts, plants, honey, books, a crazy trailer, mystery bottles for sale, country cafe and silent auction.

The mystery bottles in particular have proven to be very popular in past years, and are normally snapped up quickly.

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