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Halidon Primary '80s-Style' Fete

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Just when we thought school fetes couldn't get any more fun
Everyone loves a school fete. It conjures up images of lucky dips and face painting, cheap books and pony rides. Long before Instagram began influencing stall layout or Masterchef began inspiring the cake stall, school fetes of the 1980s were a simple and relaxed affair

Born in the late 80s, Halidon Primary is celebrating its 30th Anniversary with a special 80s feel fete on Saturday November 19th.

Halidon Primary Fete
Just some of the fun to be had at the 80s fete

Located in Kingsley, Halidon Primary is a small school of 260 students and they are working hard to raise funds for a Naturescape playground.

To get in the mood for this fabulous event, all signs and flyers for the event have a distinctive 80s feel and the school kids will be wearing fluoro on the day (I wonder if anyone still has a hypercolour t-shirt?).

With just over a month before Christmas, the stalls will include Christmas crafts, old favourites like lolly bags, face painting, plant stall, side-show alley games and new favourites such as high tea, mystery jars and a photo booth.

Bargain hunters will love the op-shop stall and second hand books while there will be some fabulous prizes for the raffles and silent auction.

There will be a large food section with popcorn, sausage sizzle, hot chips, pulled pork rolls plus coffee and icecream vans. Kick back and enjoy a snack while you listen to the live DJ.

No fete will be complete without games and you will enjoy everything from pony rides and a petting zoo to the giant inflatable slide and bouncy castle to the dunk tank. How 80s!

Also celebrating their 30th birthday this year are the West Coast Eagles who will be supplying a kicking cube for kids and adults to test their skills.

Halidon Primary Fete

And despite its 80s feel, for those who can't be without their phone/camera for long, an Instagram page will be set up so people can post their best pictures and selfies from the day, especially if you would like to have your picture taken with some of the awesome ambos, fireys and cops who will be visiting on the day.

Keep an eye on the Halidon Primary School 30th Anniversary Fete Facebook page for regular updates about new stalls and rides and exciting new updates.
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Why? An 80s feel fete just like the good old days
When: Saturday 19th November
Where: Halidon Primary School, 38 Halidon St, Kingsley
Cost: FREE
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