It’s so berry, berry good

Sophia Frigo, Mia Kelly and Sienna Wrench are looking forward to the Wallington Primary School Strawberry Fair. 150804


WALLINGTON Primary School students have been busy sewing, crafting and creating strawberry themed-goods for the 32nd Wallington Strawberry Fair this Sunday.
The goods will be on display at the all-new Wallington Kids Crafts stall, and parents have been equally busy, making gourmet strawberry jam.
Fair committee member Tracey Frigo said the school would host a record 50 market stalls – not including its own.
“This year’s fair offers rides, excellent food, live performances, sporting displays, pony rides, and of course strawberries galore!” she said.
Wallington’s own Bellarine Bears Baseball Club will pitch some balls, and local clubs will put on demonstrations including karate, calisthenics, dog obedience, drumming and juggling.
The fair will feature the Indy-folk music of Bellarine teenager Jamie Pye and talented Wallington Primary music teacher, Tayla Haigh.
Bellarine music stalwarts Andrea Robertson and Elandel will also perform, as will Dazzling Dan the Magic Man.
“Our spectacular Grand Auction will be conducted by the indomitable Ken Drysdale – from Elders Real Estate – a long-time supporter of the fair,” said Tracey.
“He always concludes his auction with a traditional three cheers for the best little primary school in the world.”
This Saturday Wallington will families gather for the traditional strawberry hulling day – gathering strawberries for pavlovas, scones, strawberries and cream, and chocolate dipping.