AS sunny and warm spring days are upon us North Rocks locals have returned to the local school fete cancelled five years ago due to COVID.
After a long hiatus, the North Rocks Public School Parents and Citizens Association staged a pre-spring circus-themed fete – inviting as many people as they could muster on the last weekend of August.
It turned out to be a thrilling event seeing the feelings of excitement and laughter brimming again, the P & C president John Bolwell said.
“It was a great success bringing many community members together again, attended by current and former students and their families,” he said.
“With a perfectly sunny August day, a few thousand attendees were able to enjoy all that the carnival themed fete had to offer.”
The local Chinese community association provided hearty meals, while others offered barbeque sausages, spit roasts, and crispy bacon and egg rolls.
It’s not only youngsters who flocked to the long line of fairy floss, ice cream, sweets, and cakes as adults made a beeline as well.
Most events at the school were cancelled since the pandemic, and the school is among many in Western Sydney that operated remote and online learning.
The P & C received generous support to make a post-Covid comeback of their local event as businesses such as Cameron Langley Real Estate, Southern Star Gardens & Landscaping, Cool Change Mechanical Services and Fireworks Foods helped to attract audiences.
They did it so well with shoppers crowding the stalls selling locally handmade jewelry, arts, crafts, candles, and a range of locally made delicacies, along with coffee, Devonshire tea, and hot chips.
Circus performers on stilts, trapeze, spinning on plates, hula-hooping and unicycling entertained the crowds who are set to surely come back to join in next round of fun to support their school and local children return to a sense of normalcy.
The day’s winners brought home the top prizes of $1000 Visa gift card, Apple iPad, $500 Lego voucher and a framed Giants jersey.
“A big thank you to all who attended and a special thank you to our many volunteers who made the day possible,” Mr Bolwell said.
“We look forward to our next fete in 2025!”