Principal shares thanks to supportive community
AS SHE watched the stallholders pack up, and saw the show and shine participants drive away at the end of a long day, all Dalby State School principal Mona Anau could feel was sheer relief and appreciation for the community who have given so much to the school.
That same community dedicated their Saturday to fundraise for her students through the annual Creekside Markets, ticking off another major event for this year.
"Every year it's amazing how the community supports the school,” Ms Anau said.
Over 100 stallholders took part in the Creekside Markets, setting up shop on Jimbour St and in the school grounds.
From plants to food, from knick knacks to clothing, there was something for everyone at the markets.
"We had visitors from Brisbane and from interstate to come to the markets,” Ms Anau said.
"Even our market stalls weren't necessarily from around Toowoomba, but also from the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, and a few up north.”
Ms Anau said it was thanks to the community that fundraising efforts like the Creekside Markets could continue.
But the markets were more than just a way to raise money for the school.
"It was just a good event for people to come and be part of supporting our school,” she said.
"It gives people the opportunity to see what we do well in our school and to showcase our students, especially just before our musical next term.”
Check out some happy snaps from the fun day: