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FETE FUN: Proserpine State School captains Corey Dwyer, Mikala Pearce, Ethan Smith and Isabella Allan are getting ready for the carnival-themed fete on next Friday.
FETE FUN: Proserpine State School captains Corey Dwyer, Mikala Pearce, Ethan Smith and Isabella Allan are getting ready for the carnival-themed fete on next Friday. Peter Carruthers

ORGANISERS of the Proserpine State School fete are planning a fiesta of fun and colour this year.

The theme is "carnival” and a spectacular celebration featuring music, sideshow alley games, rides, a petting zoo and food, guarantees a great family night out next Friday.

The evening event will get under way at the Prosperine State School on Renwick Rd at 5pm and pre-ride tickets are now available.

Member of the school's P&C committee Kellie Constable said people could look forward to all the standard things you would expect to see at a school fete and so much more.

"This year we are doing a pie in the face with the principal,” she said. "You have got to get that one in there.”

Ms Constable and Corinne Turner of the school's P&C both said Cyclone Debbie had affected the preparation of the fete and donations from the community in the storm's wake were certainly lower than usual.

FETE FUN: Proserpine State School captains Corey Dwyer, Mikala Pearce, Ethan Smith and Isabella Allan are getting ready for the carnival-themed fete on next Friday.
FETE FUN: Proserpine State School captains Corey Dwyer, Mikala Pearce, Ethan Smith and Isabella Allan are getting ready for the carnival-themed fete on next Friday. Peter Carruthers

"They had to do a fair bit of cleaning up to get to this stage,” Ms Constable said.

The school kids have been working on organising the games for the side show alley and a real sense of excitement was building in the classroom, Ms Constable added.

"They are going to have a game where kids knock over the pins with a ball and games with basketball hoops,” she said.

All the money raised from the fete is channelled back into the school to provide better services for the students and parents.

The proceeds of this year's fete will be used to finance the building of a parents' room.

Fund-raising from last year's fete has been put aside and the P&C committee hoped enough money would be raised this year to get the room built.

The room will be a place where parents can connect with other parents, have a coffee, hang out and generally spend time at the school.

CARNIVAL FUN

  • WHAT: The Proserpine State School fete
  • WHEN: Friday August 18, from 5pm
  • WHERE: Renwick Rd Proserpine
  • COST: Pre-sold ride tickets $30 or $35 at the door

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