Bec Rawson, Brooke Burns, Coralie Elderidge and Sarra Lie having fun at the Koolyangarra garden party fundraiser.
Bec Rawson, Brooke Burns, Coralie Elderidge and Sarra Lie having fun at the Koolyangarra garden party fundraiser. Luka Kauzlaric

Dressed to impress and raise kindy cash

IT was the day the Koolyangarra family came out to play.

Teddy bears and teacups in tow, 200 women wore their best frocks and hats for the kinder's fundraiser at the Central Queensland University parkland campus.

The fundraiser is the largest on the Koolyangarra Kindergarten and Preschool Association calender.

Some guests were past students and others were parents of kinder kids.

Director Debbie Hancock has taught both generations.

Mrs Hancock said fundraiser's success was down to the kinder's Parents and Citizens Committee.

"With the family we have, there are incredible resources in our hands," Ms Hancock said.

"This is the result of a small committee of volunteering mums who have done an amazing job."

All proceeds from raffles, auctions and donation plates will help the kinder grow.

Brooke Burns said the CQU's marina parklands provided a picturesque backdrop for the third annual garden party.

"Last year, I was a volunteer, but this year I am enjoying myself," he said yesterday.

"I love the atmosphere here - it's beautiful to be outdoors."

Friend Bec Rawson agreed.

"It's a unique event in that it is held outdoors," she said.



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