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Do you Own or Operate a Business? The Fair Wants You!

Production of the IPS Fair is well and truly underway. We all know the workforce behind this event is entirely volunteer-driven. However, the Fair also relies on generous support from the business community when producing the Fair.

While Fair receives support from businesses that are based in or service Ivanhoe, it is important to the Fair Committee to utilise businesses owned/operated by IPS families.

So, how can your business get involved with the fair?
There are several opportunities and benefits of your business getting involved with the fair:

  • Your business contributes goods or services in kind. The less it costs to produce this event, the more money goes back into the school. 
  • Donating quality goods or services as prizes in the silent auction or raffle. The combined revenue of the auction and raffle account for nearly half of the funds raised. These donations hold a great deal of value to the Fair and are always welcome.

How can your business benefit?
At a minimum, your business/brand logo will receive noteworthy exposure via the event program and a link your business included School Fair’s website. Contributions with a value of $1,500 or more will have more opportunities for brand promotion over the course of this school year.

Want to know more?
For a confidential discussion regarding your business supporting the IPS fair, please contact Laura Skillen, IPS Fair Supporter & Marketing Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

How to volunteer with the fair

The Ivanhoe Primary School Fair is a wonderful, fun-filled day for everyone that happens with the fantastic support of our school community.

Do you have some time, talent or a business and want to help your child's school?
If so, we need you! Volunteer as much or as little as you can - during or outside school hours - it is up to you.

Some of the many tasks include:

  • Fair planning committee - meets regularly in the evening
  • Managing a stall - with the support of the fair committee and class reps
  • Corporate supporters - a unique platform to support your school + promote your business
  • Donations - quality goods and services for silent auction or raffle
  • Various roles to keep the fair running smoothly on the day - Saturday 16 November

Get in touch: contact Cat Atkinson: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details.

An information evening for stall holders will be held Thursday 2nd May.


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