Monster fair

Smithton Primary School grade six students Bianca West and Zak Ollington with some of the handmade fairy goods that will be available for purchase at the school’s monster twilight fair on Friday. Picture: Jelena Potpara.

Fun. Smithton Primary School’s monster fair is back, bringing with it a house of horrors, wacky hair, crazy golf and much, much more.

Last held in 2012 with estimates of 1500 in attendance, the Parents and Friends’ major fundraiser promises an evening of family fun.

Committee member Tammy Edwards admitted a lot of work goes into the planning, not only for the group of 12 but also students, teachers and friends of the school.

In preparation for Friday, students have been busily crafting homemade wares to sell in the 14 class stalls, while outdoor stall holders will add to the ambience of the evening.

“I think it binds the school together,” Ms Edwards said. “We’re looking forward to making this a successful community event.”

As well as the usual fun with sponge throw, pony riders and face painting, this year’s event will see something a little more spooky. “One of our parents had a fantastic idea of decking out one of the classrooms [into a haunted house],” Ms Edwards said. “We really look forward to seeing how it all works out.”

To add to the wacky antics, school chaplain Deb Woolard will dye her hair in a crazy colour if $200 is raised – and shave it if it’s doubled.

Fairgoers won’t go hungry with a barbecue, cake stalls and hot food and drink vans manned by the Lions and Rotary clubs.

Rocky the Train will also make laps around the oval as high school students help with a crazy golf course and children of all ages provide live music entertainment.

Profits raised from the day will go towards new outdoor play equipment.

What: Smithton Primary’s Monster Twilight Fair
When: Friday November 7, 4.30 to 8.30pm
Where: Smithton Primary School, Grant Street

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