STAGGFAIR 2018 wrap up
As I settled into my lounge on Sunday night, feeling a little disappointed that inclement weather had forced an early end to STAGGFAIR 2018, I quickly gained perspective when I watched the impact of fires in western Victoria. It was true that we probably hadn’t sold as many hot dogs or sausages in bread as we had hoped, but when compared to the loss of property and stock that some had experienced, perspective was regained. In fact, we had a brilliant community day at STAGGFAIR, as so many of the photographs on social media attest. There was great Gippsland Grammar spirit evident across the day. The Dye Hard Fun Run was enjoyed by more than 250 people, from children as young as five, to more mature members of our community. Plenty of colour was thrown and remnants of it remained in hair this week.
I thank all those parents who pitched in on stalls on the day and those who made preparations prior to the event – making cakes, cutting vines, selling raffle tickets and much more. While the final funds raised are not quite clear as some costs are still being finalised, I can report that we will have raised more than $20,000 thanks to your efforts and enthusiasm. I am grateful to be part of such a wonderful community.
Our House Athletics carnival be held on Wednesday next week. I extend an invitation to all parents to join us for the day. There will be a parent marquee next to the recorder’s shed near the track finish line. All parents and guests are required to sign in at this location and to complete a name tag, which must be worn throughout the carnival. There will also be some free coffee van vouchers distributed to parents from this location so I encourage you to come along and support your children.