ENTERPRISING COMMITTEE: The Biggenden and District Kindergarten and Daycare have taken to attending shows, market days and carnivals as a fund raising exercise.
ENTERPRISING COMMITTEE: The Biggenden and District Kindergarten and Daycare have taken to attending shows, market days and carnivals as a fund raising exercise. Erica Murree

Enterprising group for community kindy

LIKE many organisations in small rural towns, the Biggenden Kindergarten and Daycare Centre struggles each year to raise funds to keep its doors open.

Treasurer Kerrie Randall said the committee needs to fund raise $8000 each year.

"In the past the group would have a stall of confectionery and show bags at the annual show and a Melbourne Cup function,” Mrs Randall said.

But in the past 10 months the group's fundraising has expanded after the purchase of a donut cooker, snow cone machine and Essential coffee machine.

Mrs Randall said since October they had attended the Rose Festival, Coalstoun Lakes markets, Apex Christmas fair and Biggenden Show.

"By purchasing these assets our fundraising has improved,” she said.

"The committee this football season is operating the canteen for the Warriors' home games.”

Committee secretary Kylie Curtis said without this continued fundraising fees would sky rocket for families.

"The committee has also purchased chair covers along with sashes in various colours and table clothes for hire,” she said.

The committee have some great home cooks and their fudges, slices and cheesecakes are much sort after at the events they attend.

Mrs Curtis said the committee was most appreciative of the support received from the community.

Thanks to a grant, a shade cover will be erected shortly over the fort giving more room for the children to play.


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