Ipswich Girls' Grammar School fete on Saturday. Jeanine Dwyer, Jessica Fortune, Eva Grace Farnes and Rebecca Farnes. Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times
Ipswich Girls' Grammar School fete on Saturday. Jeanine Dwyer, Jessica Fortune, Eva Grace Farnes and Rebecca Farnes. Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times Rob Williams

Splashing out at fete

WHO in their right mind would pass up a chance to dunk a pollie or a teacher in freezing cold water?

 The organisers of Saturday's Ipswich Girls' Grammar School fete figured the dunking machine would be a popular attraction at the annual Old Girls' Association fundraiser - and they were right.

A bumper crowd turned up to the event, which was also boosted with carnival rides and heaps of stalls this year.

Old Girls' Association member Sue Stewart said she was delighted with the turnout.

"Numbers were definitely up on previous years and we attribute that to our additional focus on the rides and attractions that kids like, as well as the dunk tank of course," she said.

"Cr Andrew Antoniolli was a terrific sport for getting on the dunk machine, as were all the teachers involved and even some of the students put their hands up for it."

Organisers are now looking forward to tallying up the final fundraising figure from the weekend.



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