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Annual Fair at St Francis Xavier Primary School

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by Megan Edwards (subscribe)
I count myself lucky to be born in Australia's coffee capital of Melbourne and love to write about what's on in my home town.
Good old fashioned fun for everyone
For Box Hill residents, fete and fair season really swings into action this November, and whilst local real estate agents do their bit to promote these worthy fundraisers with street signage, it can be a tough gig spreading the word beyond the immediate school community.

Located alongside the bustling thoroughfare of Whitehorse Road, St Francis Xavier Primary School is proud of its community focus, and this year's Spring Fair is no exception. While they hope the fair will fund an upgrade of the existing playground, 10% of proceeds will also be donated to their sister school in Haemanu, in Timor Leste.

The fair kicks off at 11am and promises to be loads of fun, with a terrific assortment of traditional and new favorites.

Stalls will include:
Plants, cut flowers and fruit
Homemade cakes
Books, magazines, DVDs and CDs
Stuffed toys
Pre-loved women's and kids clothing and accessories

Yummy food and drink options will include:
Fairy floss
Spudnik potato twists
Hot chips and pizza
Corn on the cob
Ice cream and gelati
Hot popcorn
Barbeque - hamburgers, sausages
Cafe - serving Dimattina Coffee, Devonshire Teas and other homemade sweet treats

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Hold on tight!

Activities and entertainment will include:
Rides - including Tea Cups, the Round Up, Cha-Cha, Chair-o-Plane, Inflatable Obstacle Course and Dodgem cars
(wristbands available on the day or at
Face painting and henna art
Laughing Clowns
Choc-O-Block coin toss competition
Shoot-Some-Hoops basketball competition
Lucky numbers - spin the cage, win a prize!
Silent auction - including a signed AFL guernsey!
Demonstrations by Sensei Chris Malloy and his team from Dynamic Martial Arts
Performances by the SFX school choir

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Who will your little one want to be?

As the school is located in a fairly busy area, you may find it easier to walk or take public transport (several buses stop right outside) or park in one of the neighboring streets. Some street parking is time limited.

If after the fair concludes at 4pm you're feeling a bit peckish, stroll across the road to Box Hill's Asian food hub at Carrington Road and Station Street, which offers a huge variety of cheap and cheerful and mid-range meal options including Thai, Vietnamese, Taiwanese and Cantonese - so follow your nose!

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Tuck into some flavoursome Asian food in Box Hill

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Why? Treat yourself to some locally made goods and support the community
When: Saturday 8 November, 11am - 4pm
Phone: 03 9890 1108
Where: 1087 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill (cnr Dorking Road)
Cost: Free entry. Unlimited rides wristbands $35
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