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Lots of money changes hands at fêtes,
so you need to ensure that there's a system
in place for collecting money from stall
holders and locking it in a secure place.
Make sure before fête day that stall hold-
ers have a float to ensure change is avail-
able and make sure you identify to stall
holders the people authorised to collect
money from them. A system of recording
takings needs to be maintained through-
out the day.
Consideration should also be given to fire
safety measures. Are there enough extin-
guishers to cover the fête?
Have a wet weather plan in place. Do you
need to source marquees?
Ensure that you've planned for the clean
up after the fête. This should include taking
down publicity signs scattered around the
A school fête should be a fun-filled, enjoy-
able experience. Like any day in the class-
room, proper planning is the key. Do that,
and compliance with the relevant legisla-
tion and guidelines will follow. Allocate
tasks, ask questions and enlist the help of
the school council and volunteers as needed.
It's a good idea a few weeks after the fête
to have a debriefing meeting with all stall
coordinators and organisers.
There is a serious objective to all this, and
that objective should never be lost: to have a
fun day with the children and school com-
munity, and raise money for the school. T
Leneen Forde is a Partn er and Kate
Harry is a Solicitor at Cornwall Stodart
For furthe r infor mation, phone 03 9608
2000 or visit w ww.cornwalls.com. au
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