St Phillies Spring Fair the place to be on Sunday

PEEL off the jumpers and bask in the sunshine.

September is here and the St Philomena’s Spring Fair is just around the corner.

Come Sunday, September 17 the grounds of St Philomena’s School will transform into a hive of activity and adventure for young and old, with the annual event a highlight on the community calendar.

Spring Fair

St Philomena’s School annual Spring Fair is the place to be this Sunday.

An array of stalls including face painting, a jumping castle, fairy floss, cakes and sweets will entice the youngsters, while gardening, pre-loved books and trash and treasure stalls are just some of the many on offer for adults.

Fete Co-Ordinator Bec Quilty encourages everyone from the community to enjoy the Spring Fair, with the relaxed atmosphere perfect for a family day out.

“There is so much to do and see – the Spring Fair is a lovely way to spend a Sunday,” Mrs Quilty said.

The highly popular fairy den will again be a feature, with Bec explaining that “Little girls can be spotted in the fairy den creating and decorating wands, painting, sipping pink lemonade and wearing tiaras.”

“For a different pace, the motor bike and train rides are always incredibly popular,” she added.

And with a number of food stalls, she said lunch time options will be plentiful.

“There is certainly a bit of friendly rivalry between some of the dads on the different barbeques, so it’s fair to say the food on offer is pretty spectacular,” Mrs Quilty said.

Mrs Quilty is also calling on any St Philomena’s parents who may be able to volunteer, while anyone in the community can donate stall items such as old books, clothing and bric-a-brac.

“The Spring Fair is one of the school’s major fundraisers, with funds raised going directly back into St Philomena’s, so any support we can get in the form of volunteers or donations is very much appreciated,” she said.

The St Philomena’s Spring Fair will be held at the school on Sunday, September 17 from 10.30am until 2.00pm

Any persons wishing to help on the day – or with ideas for stalls – are asked to please contact

Words and Image: Georgina Poole