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Rural school attracts 500 for centenary

Brett Turkington, who was the winner of the beard growing competition, is congratulated by entertainer Josh Arnold.
Brett Turkington, who was the winner of the beard growing competition, is congratulated by entertainer Josh Arnold.

THE Pilton State School centenary was a hugely successful day, which was attended by more than 500 people.

Past students Julie and Karen Cook travelled from Katherine, in the Northern Territory, to take part in the celebrations, along with Rod Lavell, of Canberra.

The oldest past student present, Jack Ryan, along with the youngest student, Coby McInnes, had the honour of cutting the Pilton State School centenary cake.
The oldest past student present, Jack Ryan, along with the youngest student, Coby McInnes, had the honour of cutting the Pilton State School centenary cake.

 

Toowoomba Regional Councillor Ann Glasheen unveiled a commemorative plaque during the festivities.

Organising committee member Janette Frahm said the day was such a success due to the hard work of many people.

"On behalf of the centenary committee I sincerely thank all the volunteer helpers who worked tirelessly setting up, manning stalls and cleaning up the next day," Mrs Frahm said. "I also want to say a special thank you to those who attended, as it was you who made the day so successful."

Mrs Frahm said there were still centenary books available, and anyone who wanted to purchase a book or any photos could contract her on 4696 4541 or jmfrahm@gil.com.au

Pilton State School students from 1924–1933 who returned for the centenary celebrations were (from left) Vivian Saal, Douglas Sprott, Jack Ryan, Essie Allan(nee Sprott) and Mavis Noden (nee Turkington).
Pilton State School students from 1924–1933 who returned for the centenary celebrations were (from left) Vivian Saal, Douglas Sprott, Jack Ryan, Essie Allan(nee Sprott) and Mavis Noden (nee Turkington).

 

CENTENARY GATHERING: More than 500 people attended the Pilton State School centenary recently.
CENTENARY GATHERING: More than 500 people attended the Pilton State School centenary recently. Contributed

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