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by Mike Isle

This one will have just about everything say organisers of the 2019 West Melton Country Fete to be held at the West Melton School grounds on March 31. The Fete is spearheaded by a subcommittee of the Friends of West Melton School (formally the PTA) with proceeds helping provide new play areas and outdoor spaces for the school.

The first fete two years ago attracted 5,000 people through the gate and raised $30,000 toward a new playground for the school. A member of the organising committee Hannah Fifield said the school was hoping for similar success in 2019.

“We will repeat much of what we had two years ago. That includes everything people want and expects from a traditional country fete; homemade preserves and baking, petting zoo and pony rides, scarecrows, cotton candy and bacon butties plus more than 100 stalls full of beautiful crafts, homewares, clothing, food, health and beauty products. The West Melton Country Fete will have something for everyone,” she said. However, even a traditional fete moves with the times, and Hannah Fifield said
West Melton’s would have plenty more on offer.

“The day will be filled with fabulous entertainment from local bands, dancers and solo artists plus loads of kids’ games and activities like mini jeeps, bumper boats, hunger ball and of course farm animals.

“All the while parents can grab a coffee, a raffle ticket (and hopefully a prize!) and browse the many stalls.
“A great range of food trucks will also be available throughout the day,” she said.
“We want it to be another fantastic family day out.”

West Melton Country Fete supporting West Melton School is on Sunday, March 31 2019, West Melton School, Weedons Ross Road.

It is sponsored by Gold Sponsors Ray White Real Estate, McLenaghans Contracting and Wilfield West Melton. Entry is by gold coin donation.