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Kindy set to celebrate 50 years

CELEBRATE: Everyone is welcome to come along this Sunday and take a walk down memory lane at Mareeba Community Kindergarten’s 50th Anniversary open day.

FOR 50 years the children of Mareeba have laughed, played and grown at Mareeba Community Kindergarten.

Now Mareeba’s oldest kindy is set to celebrate with past and present students, parents and teachers this Sunday, October 13, at the kindy’s 50th anniversary celebration open day.

The Mareeba Community Kindergarten at Stewart Street will be open to the public and will feature a day full of memories and fun.

The day is sure to be packed with not only kids but adults too looking to remember a younger time, with open classrooms, photos and displays available for a walk down memory lane.

The day will also feature activates for the kids with face painting and games, plus a bottle stall and a hundred dollar board.

Mareeba Community Kindergarten committee member Samantha Malcolm is excited to see people coming out and attending the anniversary.

“The kindy has been such a huge part of the community,” she said.

“I know that is has touched a lot of people and a lot of families.

“We are hoping for 40 to 50 people in the kindy during the day.”

The 50th anniverary committee was established last year and its sole focus was to make this anniversary a memorable one.

“The main reason I got involved was my four girls attended the kindy as well as my husband when he was little,” Mrs Malcolm said.

“This isn’t only a chance for current parents to see their children’s classroom and art work, but 50 years’ worth with old artworks being on display.

“I urge past and present families of the kindy to come out and experience a walk down memory lane.”

The anniversary celebration will be held from 9.30am to 1.30pm with everyone welcome to come and join in the fun.

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