Horsham West Primary School car boot sale a success

WIMMERA residents picked up some bargains at Horsham West Primary School’s car boot sale on Sunday.

The sale was organised by the school’s parents club.

Vice-president Yolande Grosser said about 28 sites were booked for the event.

“It was a lovely way to get outside, have fun and raise some money,” she said.

The sale aimed to raise money for equipment at the school.

“The bike shed needs extending. Lots of children are being healthy and riding their bikes to school, so now we need a bigger bike shed,” Mrs Grosser said.

“We are also looking at covers outside on the new buildings, to shelter the entrance way in damp weather.

“We are always looking to improve the grounds and we focus on a different play area each fundraiser.”

She said money raised from the sale would benefit the grade five and six students most.

Mrs Grosser said cakes proved to be a popular item at the sale.

“The cakes were provided by the parents club and we completely sold out,” she said.

“The junior school council also launched their popcorn machine, so the students were helping to make and sell popcorn.

“They had lots of fun doing that.”

Mrs Grosser said it was the parents club’s first car boot sale. 

“Enough of the parents wanted to have a garage sale, so this was the closest thing,” she said.

The parents club is still tallying the money raised. 

“It was the most beautiful day and lots of people were there having fun,” Mrs Grosser said.

“It is going to be interesting to see what we raised.”

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