Hundreds of people converged on Harrington Public School on Sunday for the annual Nearly Summer Fair, raising about $3600 for the school.
Principal Lisa Kirkland couldn’t say exactly how many came through the gate but said “it was a lot, it would have been in the hundreds throughout the day. In the middle of the day it was just packed.
“We had so many community people. They are really supportive of our school.”
The annual fair sees the local community markets and school stalls combine, along with a range of fun activities.
One of the biggest highlights was the sliming of school bus driver Rodney Green.
“We took nominations and came to the top four and money needed to be raised for each person and the person with the most money raised was slimed,” said Mrs Kirkland.
“The whole community raised well over $600 to get Rodney slimed.”
Mrs Kirkland said Rodney was very popular with the children, gives his time to school events and is also an active member of the Harrington RSL.
Entertainment also included a sideshow alley and a petting zoo, which was a real hit with the children.
The money raised from the fair goes towards subsidising major school excursions each year, keeping the costs down for families.