THERE’S a mad flurry of activity at Alroy and Elizabeth Gates as everyone prepares for their fast approaching annual fete Saturday September 15.
Residents and staff have been knitting, sewing, making craft, cooking and watering the garden to make sure that the community fete brings that same great atmosphere and variety of stalls it delivers every year.
The whole car park will be filled to the brim with attractions and stalls to keep the whole family entertained.
This year there’s plenty to check out such as the fresh produce stall, the Hudson’s famous rocky road and a massive plant stall that stocks anything from orcards to geraniums.
Entertainment wise students from Blu’s school of dance will be performing along with a school choir and throughout the day you can enjoy live music from Noel Riley.
Raffles and 100 club prizes will be up for grabs during the day for those feeling lucky enough to try their hand.
The Lions Club will once again be cooking a barbecue and anyone can have a delicious high tea while at the fete. The fete is organised by the Alroy auxiliary and staff and all the money they raise goes back to the residents through the purchase of equipment such as leisure items like a water fountain or practical items like a chairlift.
“The fete provides a good feeling around the place and everyone enjoys putting on a show for the town and if that doesn’t convince you there’s still the great spring weather,” Alroy Hostel resident June Taylor said.
The fete starts at 9am and finishes around midday.