Join us, Saturday 29th July 2017, for the 35th Red Hill Fair. The Fair is an iconic community event for Red Hill, Paddington, Ashgrove and surrounds, attracting over 8,000 people each year.
Prepare yourself for a fun filled day full of rides, great entertainment, petting zoo, trash & treasure, raffles, awesome Merlo coffee, burgers, a bar and heaps of great stalls.
Plus this year there will be close to 1000 gourmet treats, cakes, slices, chutneys and jams lovingly baked by the mums, dads, grandparents and caring community of the kids at Red Hill Kindy.
Come and visit us between 9am and 3pm at Woolcock Park, Red Hill.
Each year the Red Hill Kindergarten host the Red Hill Fair at Woolcock Park – the only fundraising event performed by the kindergarten. It is one of the area’s biggest community events and a yearly ritual for many local families.
Why we’re doing this
Firstly, it provides income. We receive some Government funding, and this plus money from fees is used to pay for all general expenses, like the balance of salaries for teachers and everyday operating costs (electricity, rent, phone etc). The warm and fuzzies, like building and playground maintenance and upgrades, and new equipment and books needs to be supplemented. We all want our children to have great experiences and great facilities, but the reality is this often costs, which is why the Fair and the money raised is so important.
Secondly, the Fair provides a link with our community and shows our children we are connected to the local area. Hosting a fabulous day out helps promote Red Hill Kindy to our neighbourhood.
How will the money be used?
Last year we used the money to complete stage two and three of the garden project which was more indigenous plantings, more community spaces (places for parents and prams and “sitting spaces”), investing in spaces that enrich the sustainability elements of our early childhood curriculum and more natural spaces in the outdoor environment, like vegetable garden beds and planting stations.
The money raised from the 2017 Fair will be used on upgrading the kindy and help towards final phase of the yard and garden rebuild – which is the on-going re-design and the rebuild of the older area of the kindy yard.