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St Finbarr’s celebrates milestone

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St Finbarr’s Catholic Primary School celebrated its 25th annual Christmas fair on Saturday. Originally a fundraiser for the school, the fair has now evolved into a much bigger and wider community event, with something for all the family to enjoy including games, a talent quest, live music and community choir. But the focus is firmly on a coming together of the whole Byron Bay community.

Video Sharon Shostak




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  1. As a mum of St Finbarrs and one of the organisers of the Fair, I’d just like to say thankyou to Sharon for a beautiful job capturing the essence of the day. It was a special day and you have given us a memory to keep and it reflects the family backyard party we were after. Thankyou

  2. PAs a Nanna to Gabe, Jude and Jonah Taylor who attend St Finbarr’s School it was wonderful for me see the video of “St Finbarr’s celebrates milestone” as I am in Melbourne, and as a bonus I was able to catch glimpses of all three boys having a great time.
    I would like to add my thanks to all the parents, staff and children who helped put on a “Great Day”
    The community spirit of St Finbarrs showed on the day.

  3. I brought my daughter along to your fair & was really impressed with the sense of community.
    Everyone was welcoming.
    So glad that there are still safe places for children to experience the spirit of christmas.
    Congratulations to all the parents, volunteers & organises.
    Bring on 2014!


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