ST EDWARD’S successful school fete has proven that traditional fetes are alive and well.
The twilight fete at the school’s primary campus last week drew a crowd of hundreds of students, their families and community members.
Organisers chose the twilight setting because it wouldn’t disturb weekend sporting commitments and the decision paid off.
It was the first time St Ed’s held a fete in about six years and it’s thought to have earnt the school a penny or two.
The school’s P&F committee says, while they don’t know the complete earnings of the fete just yet, preliminary figures suggest the total sum could be about $10,000.
P&F president Bede Maher said they were blown away by the turnout and it was more than they expected.
Mr Maher said the weather had been perfect and Hillvue Rd, where the school is located, was packed with cars.
Out of the 40 stalls – from a Nintendo Wii gamer’s paradise to an old-school tombola stand – Mr Maher said the cake stand undoubtedly did the best.
“A lot of people donated cakes, slices and biscuits of all shapes and sizes and they really need to be thanked,” he said.
Organisers are still unsure whether the fete will become an annual event, despite its roaring success.