STAWELL - Stawell and District Preschool Association is delighted with a donation that has been made by the Stawell Quilters.
The association has expressed its gratitude to members of the Quilters Association for their generous donation of $500 to each of the Pre-School Association's centres, Marrang Pre-school and Cooinda Pre-School. These funds are from the successful 2012 quilt raffle.
The big smiles on the children's faces say it all.
The funds have secured two new locker blocks to hold the children's belongings and also some dinosaur toys that have already provided delight to both the three and four year old groups that attend the Marrang Centre.
The community pre-school is one of the last stand-alone kindergartens left in the state and relies heavily on fundraising and community support to fill the shortfall in government funding.
The pre-school runs a quality pre-school program for Stawell and district families and its centres have proudly provided this community service for more than 60 years. Committed, qualified staff and parents work hard to ensure that the centres can operate and offer the best possible pre-education program to children, helping them to develop as individuals and to reach their full potential.
All donations, large or small, or donations 'in kind' are always appreciated and the support of the Stawell community for the service provided is appreciated.
The ladies from the Stawell Quilters Association meet every Thursday at the Grampians Community Health Centre in Patrick Street. New members are always welcome and further information can be obtained by ringing Susan Tuckerman on 0407 497 446.