Silence is golden attraction for gala

The ice slide is always a popular activity with children.

A silent auction will be one of the main attractions at this year’s Leigh Preschool Gala. The event will be held at the Leigh Preschool on October 22, from 9am to 2pm. Manager Brenda Walton says the auction is a standout this year with a wide range of goods donated by local businesses.

“We’ve got everything from baby clothes to accommodation vouchers up for grabs,” she says.

Children will have plenty of activities to keep occupied with a merry-go-round, three bouncy castles, go karts and the popular ice slide. Brenda says the food tent is always a fantastic feature at the gala with its gourmet focus. On the menu will be lamb burgers, fish burgers and hot dogs, with a coffee cart, ice cream van and candy floss stall also present. A mini farmers market will be selling plants and gardening tools with some small equipment available for children to purchase in special bucket bundles.

A large number of general goods will be for sale and possibly a vintage clothing section depending on donations. The gala made $12,500 last year, but was hindered by the weather. It made $14,200 in 2015.

“We hope the sun will come out so we can raise the $12,000 needed to complete a bathroom renovation and fund professional development for teachers,” Brenda says.


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