The Yanco Agricultural High School P&C are excited to be hosting their 71st Gala Day on Saturday the March 17 from 8am to 3pm on the school’s grounds, and organisers say it’s a day not to be missed.
This annual major fundraiser is a great opportunity for families, friends, staff, students and the wider community to enjoy, engage the atmosphere of the day.
Gala Day 2018 will provide attendees with an abundance of activities, both hands on and visual, school tours, a diverse set of stall holders.
School Captain Georgina Hughes said this gala day will be her last while she’s at school, and is looking forward to seeing everyone there.
“It will be sad being the last, but I will enjoy looking at all the stalls,” she said.
another student Max Hatty said the day will be a great to show the school’s talent.
“It’s a great chance to promote the school and let people know what we do here,” he said.
Stalls on the day include: paddock to plate, wellness, children’s amusements, rural traders, information gathering, gifts, plants, herbs, skin care products, clothing and a scrumptious Devonshire tea/fresh sandwiches or the traditional barbecue brekkie/lunch.
With the introduction of “Ag Circle” the event will host DPI Tocal College, Rural Fire Service, Sheep Data Management and Southern Cotton Gin, plus the YAHS P&C Shearing Competition.
Meanwhile on the “McCaughey Lawn” here will be Big River Herbs, Seed Food with Love, Whispering Pines Organics, Linking Community Network Van, Tupperware, Iyana and Jane, children’s face painting with SueEllen, Wellness – massage, mediation, reflexology and kinesiology.
Priests Rural Clothing, Canvas Bags, Lorraine Lee Linen, Leather belts/gifts, handmade gifts – sock savers, earrings, Rodan and Fields will all be there, with a couple more to be confirmed.
Four Pillars Coaching Centre are providing sessions upstairs in the McCaughey Mansion to provide strategies for personal growth, with sessions available by pre-booked or on the day.
Author Patsy Kemp will attending to talk about and personally sign copies of her “The Drovers Daughter” a truly inspiring read of Patsy’s life on the land and especially her days growing up on the “Long Paddock” in western NSW.
Other activities on the day include:
- Shearing Competition, which has been hosted and organised by the Johnston family since 2013
- Drinks Van
- Devonshire Tea
- 100 Club
- Fruit and Vege stall in conjunction with the Old Yanconians Committee
- P&C Stall – raffle, home baking and memorabilia
- Coffee Machine
Student/Staff lead activities:
- Cattle handlers/parades competitio
- Cattle on display in Cattle yards
- Guess the weight of the cow in the cattle yards
- Chickens for sale
- Pig Display
- Interactive Sheep Display
- Senior Fashion Parade
- Iced Coffee/Chocolate
- Fairy Floss/Slushies
- Chocolate Wheel
- Equine Demonstration in the indoor arena
- The not to be missed Grand Parade and Official Opening
Attending in 2018 will be the Leeton Lions Club Train and Merry Go Round, plus live musical entertainment by local acoustic guitarist/singer Mark Smith.
The Annual Auction will be held along with the drawing of the raffle prizes.