The 80th FAIR
The Preshil fair was a bumper afternoon despite the rain. The eagle parade by our very young was enjoyed by all ages in their colourful handmade wings. Exclusive performances by Big Fela was a hit, as was the line up of other musical acts, ranging from the classic soul and r+b grooves of “Soulfeat” (an outfit from Monash Uni’s Conservatorium, led by alumni Eli Ali), to scintillating jazz, provided by a talented array of students and staff.
The community experienced the buzz of our music elective ensembles from the primary and secondary schools, as well as the engaging marimba workshops for parents and children that were led by staff member Rodney Waterman. Many people paid a visit to chill out in the Sound Lounge, while some revel ed in the delights of the Preshil Chamber Orchestra.
There was a vast array of wonderful food and refreshments, stalls, children’s activities, a haunted house, guest alumni Cameron Lee ran his ever popular workshop and exhibited his leading Green Hat Planks. There was lots to enjoy at the silent auction as well as the many other displays and Geodesic Domes. It was great to see so many people come and take a visit down memory lane and see Preshil through the ages. Thank you to all those who contributed in one way or the other.
It was nice to see Alumnae Lauren Burns author of ‘Food from a Loving Home’ a vegetarian cook book signing copies during Fair. Copies of Lauren’s book is still available for sale at the Preshil Arlington office. Proceeds of Lauren’s cook book go to purchasing seedlings for our children’s veggie garden here at Preshil which is thriving over summer.
Preshil would like to thank the following businesses for their contribution to the fair auction.
Planet Baby (stroller and pram liner) 606 Burwood Rd Hawthorn East Ph:9017-4410
Can Do Books 608 Burwood Rd Hawthorn Ph: 1300-308-261
Toscanos $100 in store purchase 217 High Street Kew Ph 9853-7762
Replete Providore food store and caterer $30 gift voucher 302 Barkers Rd Hawthorn Ph 9818-4448
Cafe on Auburn $30 gift voucher 148 Auburn Rd hawthorn Ph 9817-2277
Milan Indian Restaurant 4 x $50 dinner vouchers 44 Cotham Rd Kew Ph 9853-5379
Lester’s Manufacturing Jeweller 139 Auburn Rd Hawthorn Ph 9882-0064 (bracelet and earrings)
Lawrencia Cycles 758 Glenferrie Rd hawthorn Ph 9818-2850 Mountain Bike (worth over $500)
Murphy Bros. (pet supplies) 592 Burwood Rd hawthorn Ph: 9882-2295 $120 Dog food bag
Culture Hair 146 Auburn Rd Hawthorn Ph: 9818-0844 4 x $20 hair product vouchers
Dench Bakers 109 Scotchmer Street Fitzroy Nt Ph: 9403-5333 &
Bread & Jam for Frances $25 in store voucher via Readings Glenferrie Rd Hawthorn Ph: 9819-2122
Tim’s Bookshop 121 High St Kew Ph: 9853-5634 and 143 Maling Rd Canterbury Ph:9836-3007 $50 book voucher
Tender Vuillermin Children’s Boutique Tree of Life puzzle $55
Sprouts Food hamper and In Store vouchers 123 Auburn Rd Ph: 9882-2862
Perfect Pieces $200 Home Decor Hamper 131 Auburn Rd Hawthorn Ph: 9813 1300
Sisko Chocolates 4x vouchers for chocolate making classes $160
Tickle Your Brain 48 Cotham Rd Kew Ph:9855-2789
Bob Stweart Advertising to the value of $100
APB Southern Property Maintenance - Alan Boniface - Photo sessions with his Special edition Harley Davison bike. Ph 0407 826 443