50 year anniversary for Oakey kindy

18 August 2016

Oakey’s tiniest athletes were full of laughter at Friday’s fun-ride during the annual Children’s Sustainability Festival, marking 50 years for C&K Oakey Community Kindergarten.

The much-loved community kindy partnered with New Hope to facilitate the fun-ride encouraging children to decorate their bikes and pedal along with their mates.

C&K Oakey teacher Kelly Carlish said the Festival proved to be a hit with the kids and helped raise important funds for the not-for-profit organisation.

"We had an amazing time at the festival and we’re so grateful to the families who got involved and to New Hope for supporting our fun-ride," she said.

"Apart from having a load of fun during the ride, the kids also received a commemorative shirt to wear during the race that they can now continue to wear to kindy."

New Hope Community and Liaison Officer Jamie Kemshead said his favourite part of the day was looking over the memorabilia from the kindy’s last 50 years.

"It was great to reflect on the years of good work that C&K Oakey has done in the local area," he said.

"The Creche and Kindergarten Association CEO Michael Tizard came out from Kedron to support C&K Oakey during this important milestone and I think that meant a lot to staff and families."