Prime produce at fair

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Last updated 05:00 27/02/2013
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Country meets the town at the Rapaura School Country Harvest Fair this Saturday when the school hosts its popular annual fundraiser.

Many Marlburians know that the fair offers great produce and tasty treats as well as the fun kids rides, but this year the school has added to that lineup with honey and honey products, a craft stall with crafts made by parents, and inflatable jousting.

"It's a really popular event and people can pick up some great produce, which is our main focus," said Kerri Hale, one of the parents helping make the day happen.

This will be her sixth year helping with the fair and she is responsible for the popular bargain jumble sale.

"We are quite renowned for that because you can get some amazing bargains, and the good stuff is usually snapped up pretty quickly."

It's the same with some of the home made goodies, such the excellent baked goods that the parents make. The parents, says Kerri, really are the backbone of the fair, spending around two months preparing, with each parent contributing in some way or another.

Other attractions include a bouncy castle, sausage sizzle, crazy trailer rides and farm animals. There will also be a grape harvester on display.

"We will have three raffles running on the day to win firewood, groceries, winery lunches and kids bikes. There will also be a silent auction with some great prizes like a helicopter trip, Sounds cruise and Sounds Air flights," added Kerri. "We are really grateful to Marlborough businesses who have been so supportive over the years and continue to be."

The fair, which will run from 10am to 2pm, is the school's primary fundraiser, with the money going to the general running costs.

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- The Marlborough Express

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