A great time was had by all as almost 500 people packed Parkview Public School's Community Family Christmas Carnival on Friday Night. There was plenty to do for the young and young at heart, children enjoying the chance to welcome the festive season with a rocking disco, jumping castles, Lions Train and of the obligatory treats such as fairy floss and snow cones.
For the adults, it was all about the chance of winning Christmas hams and picking up some of the terrific prizes on offer at the toy table courtesy of the 'Jack In The Box Shop' and Leeton All Sports.
Parkview P&C Treasurer and Carnival Coordinator Mrs Tracey Watson was excited by the response from the community. "We were really pleased to see so many people at the school socialising and having a good time. There were many people who haven't been to the school since the reunion in 2010 who took the opportunity to come back and say hello and it was great to see so many families in the school environment and taking the chance to have a chat and relax while the children were entertained."
The success of the carnival means it may have been the first, but certainly not the last community activity of it's type to be hosted by the Parkview P&C. Principal Travis Irvin underlined the value of such evenings. "I think the concept was a really good one from the P&C. They put together a great family evening that was really affordable and allowed all members of our not only our great school community, but the broader Leeton community the chance to engage. From my point of view it really was fantastic, a great way to welcome the impending season!"
There are some terrific pictures from the Carnival available from the Photo Albums section of the website.