A “roaring success” was how Coolum primary school P and C manager Denise French described last Friday’s Coolum carnival – and it is hard to argue with a profit of more than $30,000 and an estimated crowd of around 8000.
“There seemed to be a lot more people there around five (o’clock) and then the young families thinned out but the older kids came,” Ms French said.
Acting principal Judy Menary said the event had attracted a “record crowd”.
“I think the weather had something to do with it but also I think the popularity of the whole carnival is increasing,” she said.
“It was really successful, and all the kids loved it and enjoyed themselves.”
Ms Menary and Ms French deflected praise for the event’s success towards volunteers and the many generous sponsors who had contributed time, money or prizes.
“The Coolum Beach bowls club has been our major sponsor for the rides, which obviously is the drawcard attraction for so many of the people attending,” Ms French said.
Ms Menary also thanked the P and C, which runs the event each year, and the many volunteers who helped out.
“It showed the Coolum community spirit at work,” she said.
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