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Auction your unwanted items and help Carool Public School

Brendan Tunks, Clare Blissett, Billy Brown at Carool public school. Auction items from kids. Photo: John Gass / Daily News
Brendan Tunks, Clare Blissett, Billy Brown at Carool public school. Auction items from kids. Photo: John Gass / Daily News John Gass

OWNERS of unwanted items will be able to get rid of their surplus objects, make some money and help Carool Public School in the process.

Professional auctioneer and principal of Coolangatta/ Tweed Heads Realty, Anthony Davis, has offered his expertise and time to sell people's excess stuff at an auction to be held at the school next Saturday.

Proceeds of the auction will be shared 50-50 between the owners and the school, however, organisers said a lot of owners already committed their entire earnings to the school.

The school is hoping to raise enough money to fit out its kitchen with a new sink, storage and preparation benches for use at its weekly cooking lessons which sees parents teach the kids how to create nutritious school lunches.

The auction will feature items such as toys including mini race cars and second hand children's books while art & craft stalls and live music will entertain families throughout the day.

The event is organised by the school's P & C committee and has received support from the local community and businesses such as the Caltex station which has donated a number of fuel vouchers to be auctioned on the day.

Carool P&C president Helen Tunks said the event was held once before in 2010 and managed to raise $3000 to buy a new PA system for the school.

Organisers hoped to raise $2000 this time round and are optimistic the goal will be reached.

Carool Public School principal Leanne Conroy said the kids had painted individual art works which also would be sold on the day.

"The best thing about the kids' paintings is, the parents will in all likelihood buy their children's art and donate the proceeds to the school, Ms Conroy said.

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