Meg Moorhouse, Parents & Friends
Last Friday 4th September showed how early our blokes and our kids can appear at school if food is on offer! Our annual Father’s Day celebration saw an unprecedented number of sausages served – close to 600 snags were consumed!!! We went a little bit gourmet – offering upmarket sausages and vegie burgers, more drinks, cakes and seedlings. We started even earlier this year, serving the Year 2 sleep over students at 7 am, and those parents who came to collect their sleeping bags enjoyed hugs and snags! By 8 am the courtyard was packed and smoke and cooking smells drifted over the whole area. By 9 am some lucky kids were polishing off left-overs and fellas left to face their jobs and responsibilities, and kids went off to classes.
Thank you to all those in our community who brought raffle tickets and came along to buy breakfast, in great humour, catching up with teachers and friends, enjoying school with their children. Men being involved in our school are vital. It was wonderful to see so many involving themselves in their community.
Profits – this even, as well as being a celebration of our male parents and carers, raised vital funds for the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program (for which we need to raise money externally to continue to pay staff and upkeep the equipment). Our calculation is that we made between $2500 and $3000 from the breakfast BBQ and raffle. A significant amount.
Our thanks to the BBQ Breakfast Sponsors:
Sausages Made Simple, 118 Ireland St, West Melb - for the delicious gourmet sausages and raffle prizes
Melbourne City Meat, Shop 21, Queen Vic Markets - for discounted snags
Miss Love-A-Coffee - for barista coffee
Bakers Delight North Melbourne - for rolls
The Auction Rooms - for hot chocolate, perculated coffee and raffle prizes
North Melbourne IGA - for supplying extras
Karelay Cakes, for supplying orange cake
Our thanks to the Raffle Sponsors:
Bunnings Brunswick, Aesop, Café Metsa, Quirk and Co, Bernard's Magic Shop, North Melbourne Books, Mork Chocolate, All the Kings Men, The Parkville Store, Vintage Cellars North Melbourne, Sausages Made Simple, Di Bella Roasting Warehouse, Hardy Grant Egmont Publishers, The Auction Rooms and Pony Bikes
When you visit these local businesses, please thank them for helping their local school.
Our thanks to the Breakfast Volunteers:
Colossal thanks to Meg for her logistical coordination of this event. Also to Elspeth and Kristina for pulling together a covetous range of raffle prizes and delicious foods. To Tamara and Gen, for setting up and running stalls, to Megan at the garden for the seedlings, to Helena for organising and cooking vegie burgers, to Charlie, and Mandy for cooking, selling and tidying, to Torben for bringing extra BBQ and cooking, and to those wonderful teachers who appeared out of nowhere to help out too. Again, special mention goes to Rob, the lifter, gas bottle filler, barbeque cooker, table shifter and electrician – every school needs a handyman like Rob!!