BUSH DANCE: Lucas McCormick and Heidi Hockings are ready to boogie at Jimbour State School's first bush dance.
BUSH DANCE: Lucas McCormick and Heidi Hockings are ready to boogie at Jimbour State School's first bush dance. Contributed

Have a boogie in the name of fundraising

IN HER eight short months as principal of Jimbour State School, Kate Anderson has grown to love the 12 students and their families

But depleting resources and a lack of funding is a reality for the school that the principal has seen firsthand.

Miss Anderson was unwilling to take a back seat, organising a bush dance to raise much-needed funds for the school and the Jimbour Sport and Rec Committee.

"The community told me there used to be a bike ride here in town and it hasn't been run for a number of years,” she said.

"A number of staff and community members have said they were looking for something to get the community to come together and have a bit of a social atmosphere.

"Because we're such a small school, our P&C struggles to come up with things because, having only a small number of families and parents, it's hard coming up with things to fundraise that are easy and that we can manage.”

Complete with a bar, barbecue, live music from the Band O' Coots and an auction, the night will raise money for resources and supplies for the school and the sport and rec committee.

For the small town of Jimbour, community life is important to every resident, and it's something Miss Anderson has come to appreciate in her short time at Jimbour.

"I love the community,” Miss Anderson said.

"It's a nice little town and the kids are all really well-behaved. It's just like a small little family.”

Aside from raising plenty of funds for the school, the community is hoping the night will become the perfect opportunity to bring everyone together.

"We're actually just hoping it's good fun,” Miss Anderson.

"Come and experience Jimbour. It's a great little town, and it's going to be a fun night with lots of dancing, socialising and laughing.”

The dance will be held tomorrow night at the Jimbour Town Hall from 6pm.


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