School fete to welcome community

Callum HunterSouth Western Times
Year 7 students Jemima Bach, Angus Gibb and principal Denise O'Meara are all looking forward to the community fete.
Camera IconYear 7 students Jemima Bach, Angus Gibb and principal Denise O'Meara are all looking forward to the community fete. Credit: South Western Times, Callum Hunter

In what has quickly become a year of firsts, Bunbury Catholic College’s Mercy Campus has announced its inaugural community fete.

Following in the wake of the campus’ first stand alone school ball, the fete is set to be held on Sunday between 10am and 4pm.

Principal Denise O’Meara said the fete would serve as a fundraiser for the school’s upcoming gymnasium as well as build community relationships.

“It’s to really make our mark in the area,” she said.

“People know where we are... it will be a way to invite people in the community to come in and have a look.”

Those thinking of attending will be treated to a wide range of stalls, food and entertainment options, including laser tag, live entertainment, cake stalls, trash and treasure and much more.

Year 7 student Angus Gibb was planning to have his own stall at the event selling homemade gingerbread.

“I would like to make something for the other people to eat, I like cooking stuff,” he said.

“My mum will probably help or I’ll probably burn everything.”

The event will be based in the school’s central courtyard and spill out onto the front lawns, drawing people into the heart of the school.

Bunbury city councillor Brendon Kelly is set to MC the fete which according to Ms O’Meara will feature stall holders from both inside and outside of the school community.

“It is a community fete, there are people from outside who are coming in and hiring a space to have their stalls.

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