By David Lee
YOU cannot spell fundraiser without ‘fun’ and that was the atmosphere buzzing through the air at the Currawa Primary School Picnic Races, held at the beginning of November this year.
Over 100 people flocked to Dookie for the 2011 Melbourne Cup style fundraising day raising over $2,500 to assist in the continued functioning of the primary school and providing the community with a fun festive day.
With a number of activities for the whole family to enjoy such as a 3-legged race, fashions on the field, a hat making parade for the kids and an all age groups wooden horse race, the day was enjoyed by all. But it was the unique Cow Pat Lotto that gained the most attention creating an exhilarating experience as a 100 square grid was marked out in the grounds and a dairy calf let loose. The winners were established by correctly guessing where the first cow patty was to fall within the grid.
Parent, Alice Tallis told The Adviser there was something for the whole family this year.
“It was a great day had by all. Families donated and catered for the day and the kids had some fun races. Overall it was an enjoyable afternoon,” Ms Tallis said.
Due to the events’ success the Currawa Primary School plan to continue the family friendly day, running the event annually.