29 October 2014

Speech in Parliament: Teesdale Country Fair

I rise to pay tribute to the Teesdale Primary School which ran a very successful country fair last Friday night.

Teesdale is 35 kilometres north-west of Geelong in the Corangamite electorate.

The country fair was bustling with excitement, with students, their families and other members of the community gathering to celebrate the best of country living.

There were rides, local produce stalls, great music and the iconic Dunny Dash.

It was my pleasure to judge competitions for the best decorated bike, the scariest scarecrow and the best decorated cupcake.

Abi Jeffery and Holly Patterson took out first prizes for their beautifully decorated bikes, covered in ribbons and flowers.

In the fierce battle for the best decorated cupcakes, the winners were Lily Smith for her sheep cupcakes, complete with tiny marshmallows for wool, and Vincent Weatherly for his impressive green train cupcakes.

The Make a Scarecrow winners were Dan Carton and Wilaura Deneka.

Congratulations to all who contributed to this great event, particularly Principal, Tony Gove, and the President of the Parents and Friends Association, Kaylene Grigsby.

On this beautiful balmy evening, the Teesdale community was at its very best.

29 October 2014