Long wait for first fete
It has taken 119 years, but Coorabell Public School is just about to have its first fete.
School records show that not one fete – an Aussie tradition – has been held since the school’s doors opened in 1891.
Principal Susie Boyle said former teachers and pupils could not remember a fete being held at the school.
“Isn’t that astounding,” said co-event organiser, Roe Ritchie. “I couldn’t believe it.”
Roe said the fete, to be held at the Coorabell Hall on Saturday, May 29, would have a 1950s theme and fete-goers were being urged to dress in the style of the era.
As well as the usual fete attractions, a highlight will be a cupcake competition to be judged by Leah Roland, Charlotte Clark from Bangalow CWA and Trace Gordon, founder of Wildbite biscuits and cakes.
The fete is the school’s main fund-raising event of the year.