With the Farmers Market ethos buzzing around us the Parents and Friends group made a decision to try a Mother’s Day stall with a hand made and locally made flavour this year.
The first step invloved some of us getting together in the school holidays to plant some seedlings – huge fun and dirty hands resulted!
In the mean time the search was on for other ideas with some jewellery sourced from a local Thornbury jeweller (the Lovelee Girls http://www.theloveleegirls.com/) and soap from Tilly’s soap in Bayswater (http://www.tilleysoaps.com.au/) as well as tea towels screenprinted by Newlands Primary school (thanks to Aimee’s mum Bianca for organising!)
The team also got busy recipe testing some yummy cookies and brownies as well as endless versions of the “Biscuits in a jar” – Parents and Friends meetings have never been so well catered (and all the more reason to come along next time!!!)
The stall was held in beautiful sunshine on the Thursday before Mothers Day. We had a great team of helpers serving on the day of the stall as well as the day before helping to wrap and prepare some of the gifts – all in all it was a bit of fun!
One by one the grades were all brought over and the rush was on. The kids had a great time and it was lovely to see the thought they put in to choosing the perfect present for mum.
The stall raised over $550 for the school which will be added to the total being used to improve the music room. Thank you to all of those who helped out
We hope all the mums enjoyed the presents just as much as the kids seemed to enjoy getting them.