It was damp and cool morning on Thursday, March 18 when the parents, staff and students of Tarago Preschool gathered to thank the organisations who had contributed to the amazing transformation of both their indoor and outdoor areas.
With representatives from the Veolia Mulwaree Trust, Bendigo Bank Bungendore Branch, Heron Resources, Goulburn Mulwaree Council and apologies from Infigen Energy, Pybar Mining Services and the NSW Department of Education, it was a delight to thank them in person for their contributions.
Tarago Preschool director Helena Hook gave a welcoming speech thanking everyone for attending before outlining the transformations she witnessed take place over the past 18 years being involved with the preschool, and in particular, the most recent series of changes that have occurred since 2018.
There were numerous grants applied for over a number of years and Helena thanked Linda Hallam and the P and C for their efforts in securing them.
She also acknowledged the fundraising efforts of the "A Taste of Tarago' cookbook produced by Lauren Gundry which was an initiative of the P and C committee.
This allowed the preschool to be able to contribute $28,177 towards the works.
She then went on to thank the representatives and organisations for their generous contributions, for without them it, would not have been possible.
The works were completed in three stages and comprised of:
The preschool would also like to thank local tradesmen Graham Evans, Graham Buchannan and Bob Williams for the work they did at the preschool and volunteers Kirk Dowden and Roger McMahon for the improvements and repairs they made.
The Oak tree, which unfortunately had to be removed for safety reasons and concerns, was planted by Beatrice Luton on behalf of the Tarago CWA.
A sign now stands as a constant reminder of the tree and the association between the CWA and the preschool.
The preschool looks forward to welcoming children for generations more to play and learn in a fun, exciting and updated facility.
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