Fun for all at Fairview Fete

As live music plays through the beautiful Fairview gardens, enjoy strolling past the various stands finding a little piece of treasure or a delicious, home-made cupcake on August 20.

Fairview’s annual fundraising fete is just around the corner, and as organisers prepare for the popular day, they are calling out for more volunteers.

Stalls full of craft, produce, books, trash and treasure and of course an array of mouth watering foods will be set up from 11am next Sunday.

The kids’ corner will be thriving throughout the day with cupcake decorating, face painting, a jumping castle and much more.

Fairview’s beloved Joy Peachey said the popular monster raffle will be back with 10 prizes up for grabs.

“We are looking for volunteers to spare an hour or so out of their day to help with the stalls, kids’ corner and other odd jobs,” she said.

The Lions and Rotary Clubs will be busy on the chocolate wheel and barbecue, and the choir, ukulele band, town band and pipe band will be playing live music throughout the day.

Mrs Peachey hoped for pleasant weather next Sunday, especially for Fairview residents who will be out and about to view the stalls and socialise with friends and family.

“The residents really do look forward to the day, it’s a nice outing for them and a chance to enjoy the outdoors,” she said.

After seven years of fundraising to refurbish the Perry James Lodge, the fundraising committee has set their goals to now expanding the dementia unit.

“There is a demand for more beds in the dementia facility so we are making sure our fundraising efforts are put towards that project,” she said.

The goal is to add an extra eight beds to the existing facilities.

Mrs Peachey encouraged residents, and visitors to the town, to enjoy this year’s Fairview Fete.

“If people are unable to make it, we are accepting trash and treasure items, as well as pre-loved books for the stall. The drop off point is at Fairview,” she said.

If anyone would like to volunteer their time, or find out more phone Joy on 0427 990 690.