NOW in its eighth year, the annual New England Girls’ School (NEGS) Spring Fair is on again today and coincides with the NEGS Old Girls’ weekend.
With nearly 30 professional stallholders, the fair, organised by the NEGS P&F committee, has something for everyone.
Mooky Shoes founder and mum of two Amber Scales will travel from Gunnedah to sell her range of funky children’s footwear and says the fair is a great opportunity to “sneak in some early Christmas shopping and stock up on cheap plants for my garden”.
Activities and stalls will include a trash ’n’ treasure, vintage stalls, plant displays, secondhand clothing, sculptures, garden art, pony rides, handmade products and gourmet lunches.
NEGS principal Clive Logan is looking forward to the weekend.
“It’s a wonderful way to raise further awareness of the school, as well as bringing together old and new students to create wonderful fellowship,” Mr Logan said.
Teachers and students also spend a huge amount of time and effort getting stalls ready for the big day.
Reverend Fiona May and her girls have dedicated weekends to button popping, jar filling and painting to raise money for orphans at the St Christopher’s Home in Fiji and will be selling their wares at the fair today.
It’s the school’s biggest fundraising event and 5 per cent of profits will be donated to the Armidale hospital oncology unit.
The fair will be held from 10am to 3pm and entry is free.