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by Kate Smith (subscribe)
A young married mother of two who loves art, adventures and getting out there!! Oh, and also a good drop of red can't hurt.
'Pirates of the Park Fete'- fun for all ye ol' buccaneers
Ahoy there me heartys! Antonio Park Primary School is having their annual school Fete - and it's pirate themed. 'Pirates of the Park' to be precise. So I'm sure, based on previous years, the Fete will impress to no end.

Pirates of the Park Fete
Calling all Captains!

What I have always loved about the local school fetes, which have somewhat changed over the last few years, are those amazing traditional stalls. Whether it is a collection of 'mum baked' cakes and toffees or trash 'n treasure, Antonio Park Primary sure taps into the 'old school' fun of fete atmosphere, quite literally.

The stalls this year compromise of a doughnut stall, second hand books, jam and cake stall, pre-loved toy stall, trash 'n treasure- just to name a few. Crafts and competitions also make a welcome addition with lucky numbers, the voyage raffle, lob-a-choc, silent auction and captivating craft on display.

Not forgetting the bigger kids, (by bigger kids, I also mean us adults) there are numerous rides to enjoy such as the Cha Cha, Bad Boys and Hurricane. For the younger kids, Tea cups, Chair-o-plane, Jurassic Adventure and Trackless Train are all there to enjoy, together with the no age restricted Giant Slide, Adrenalin Rush and my personal favourite, the Animal Farm. So lots of fun for everyone!

Wristbands are available to purchase on Fete day for $35 (school age and adult) or $25 if purchased prior to Fete day. Pre-school children will cost $20 pre Fete day or $30 Fete day. The wristband entitles the bearer to unlimited rides all day! Wristbands can be purchased at the school office prior to the Fete. For those who do not wish to purchase a wristband, individual ride tickets will be available on the day of the Fete for all rides.

The food and beverage options over the last few years have always been amazing, offering falafel wraps, BBQ, sno-cones, poffertjes, coffee, doughnuts and lots of other options. I personally like to make my way over to the Jam and Cake stall for a home made pie to take home for dinner or desert. I might even grab myself a truffle or cookie whilst there. Yum!

The cake stall is always a favourite!
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This years raffle, the Voyage Raffle, is always popular with attendees as the prizes are always appealing, and this year does not disappoint. With 1st prize compromising of a catamaran charter on Port Phillip Bay for 2.5 hours with 15 friends- need I go on, 2nd prize $500 Gold Class voucher and 3rd prize $200 Coles voucher, the $2 ticket cost is well worth it.

Personally though, if I had to name my favourite thing about Antonio Park Primary School Fete (5th year attendee now), I would have to say that I just love seeing that beautiful community spirit. All the staff are out in force wearing fully themed costumes, not to mention more than a few parents, all helping out, laughing and having a great time. Everyone is happy to come up and say g'day and really make the day special and fun for all. Now that's what a school Fete is all about!

Sno-cones, another popular choice.
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Why? Great fun outing for family and friends
When: Saturday March 23rd 12pm-6pm.
Where: Antonio Park Primary School, 631-639 Whitehorse Road, Mitcham
Cost: Free
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