Alice Benfer came from Gympie to perform. Photo Barclay White / South Burnett Times
Alice Benfer came from Gympie to perform. Photo Barclay White / South Burnett Times Barclay White

Fundraising a must-er for small school

NOT EVEN a cyclone could stop the Windera Country Muster as musicians did their bit at the weekend for the small rural school.

The annual event was originally organised for February, but cancelled at the last minute due to the Cyclone Marcia.

P and c president Tim White said the performers were happy to give up their time for the school, but there was a trick to booking them.

"You ask them when they are at the pub," Mr White laughed.

The fifth annual muster, it has become a popular event not just for the school but the local farming community.

Windera school principal Guy Davis said he got the idea for a muster to be a little bit different.

"It seemed like a good way to raise money but it's a lot of hard work to put together," Mr Davis said.

Fortunately the entertainers, some local and some further afield all give up their time to play at the show.

The small school has just 24 students so fundraising is needed to fill the gaps for funding that the school would otherwise not be allocated due to its size.

This year funding is going towards shade covering for the new outdoor playground.

But Mr Davis said it was now much more than a simple fundraiser.

"The greatest thing is it gets everyone together," he said.

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