School undeterred as first fete since floods gets washed out
BRASSALL State School was set to host its first fete since the 2011 floods last Saturday - that is before the rain came again.
While the weekend downpour was welcomed by some, organiser of the school fete Jo Baker said it could not have come at a worse time.
"It was completely devastating, 80% of our school went under in the flood and we were ready to show off our recovered facilities," she said
"We had all our plans ready to go and we didn't call it off until 4am on the Saturday when it was certain the rain was coming.
"It was very ironic."
The Brassall State School Fete has been postponed until this Sunday and principal Greg Brand said everyone is crossing their fingers for good weather.
"We were grateful for the rain, but I really felt for the fete organisers," he said.
"Although we've had to postpone the fete we are going to give it another red hot go on Sunday."
Money raised at the school fete will go towards installing much- needed air-conditioning to the growing school.
"As parents we would love to see our kids get air-conditioning in the classrooms, they can be very hot in summer and cold in winter" said Mrs Baker.
"The community support for the fete has been fantastic, they are supporting us like they did during the floods.
"We'll have rides, live music, entertainment, market stalls run by the kids and outside stall holders as well as plenty of food and drink options so there'll be something for everyone."
"The dunk the principle event will be held at the end of the day, there are plenty of people looking forward to that," added Mr Brand.
"I can't wait."
The Brassall State School Fete will be held on Sunday August 24 from 10am to 4pm at the school on the corner of Hunter St and Pine Mountain Rd.