Mr. Patsy McClean, Principal of St Aloysius and the new Mayor Cllr Brian Heading
THERE was all the fun of the fete as hundreds of visitors helped raise £3125.18 for St Aloysius Primary School on Saturday. The fete was a scorcher, proving a huge hit with all including the newly elected Mayor of Lisburn, Councillor Brian Heading.
The school's active Parent-Teacher Association worked on many exciting stalls and attractions — from huge interactive inflatables, beauty salon, face painting, side shows to a cafe serving delicious bakes and a sizzling barbecue.
Keen rakers, bakers and makers enjoyed shopping at the old-fashioned school fete stalls selling everything from fragrant summer plants, homemade goodies and arts and crafts.
Prizes were awarded to talented pupils for the best decorated cake box. There was also the chance to win a number of coveted treats including an overnight stay at the Europa, £100 Reach uniform voucher, fragrances from the Perfume Shop, Ladies Watch donated by jeweller C.R. Lowry and a hair and nail voucher by No.11 Salon.
Parent organiser Maria Baker said: "The school's annual summer fete is a lovely way to mingle with other families, have fun and raise much needed funds for the school.
"The fete was fantastic and loads of people supported the event. The children absolutely had a great time with many saying it was one of the best fairs we have had.
"We would like to thank all our families, staff and local businesses for all their hard work. The money raised highlights the generosity of our parents, local businesses and community despite financial downturns. Our school is now one step closer to refurbishing our ICT Suite with the latest computers, software applications, and other tools necessary to make sure our children have access to the highest possible standards of education."