Cecilia Prout, Ruth Siganto, Marcia Greene and Fiona Clerc at the Rockhampton South Kindergarten High Tea.
Cecilia Prout, Ruth Siganto, Marcia Greene and Fiona Clerc at the Rockhampton South Kindergarten High Tea. Melanie Plane

GALLERY: A day of champagne, fashion and great company

FASHION, champagne, delicious treats and fabulous tea was the theme of the Rockhampton South Kindergarten High Tea on Sunday afternoon.

The annual event, which is in its eighth year, saw about 150 ladies from as far away as New Zealand and Tasmania turn out in their Sunday best to enjoy an afternoon under the historic Banyan trees at Rockhampton's Botanical Gardens.

Delicious cakes, scones and slices were served and champagne flowed as attendees enjoyed entertainment from The Cathedral College's string ensemble, multi-draw raffles and three local mother and daughter duos modelling fashions from Something Different and Something Different Coastal.

Rockhampton South Kindergarten co-director Julia Greene said annual event was always a hit - with 2016 being no different.

"We started with 100 guests and it just grew from there,” Mrs Greene said.

"Tickets sell out the day they are released. We sold 146 tickets this year. Last year we had more but found it was just too much for the volunteers on the day.”

The event raises money for the local kindergarten to support the learning children.

Mrs Greene wished to thank the volunteers and sponsors who made the event possible, particularly TCC who help with food preparation and waitressing through their stewardship program.

SPONSORS

Rockhampton Regional Counil (Margaret Strelow community fund), Australian Country Living, Chemist Warehouse East St, All About House, Officeworks, BBQs Galore, Sandra Thomsen, Allenstown Newsagent, Masters, Coffee Club George St, Stefan City Centre Plaza, Peter Whyte Electrical, Caribeae Swimming Academy, Bush Buddies, Katie Handley (Tupperware), Leanne Sedgeman (Norwex), Keppel Bau Marina, The Waterline Restaurant, Dan Murphy's, Victoria Grace, Wendy's City Centre Plaza, Splash-A-Bout Swim School, Soaked, Barra Jacks, Bill's Amusements, Allenstown Square Meats, Target, Blue Leaf, Coiffure @47, Beaucare, Coffee Club, Rocky Fruit Barn, KMart, Koorana Crocodile Farm, Crazy Joker, Great Keppel Island Hideaway, Nutsymade, Shoes on East, Ready Steady Go Kids, Jo's Coffee Place, Capricorn Caves, Polly Lane Boutique, Stewart's Department Store, Body N Soul Yoga, Freedom Fast Cats, Phil Peel Jewellers, St Peter's School, Lickety Fingers, Jo Fletcher (Body Shop at home), Bambarista Coffee, Griffin Personal Training, Lisa Briggs Massage, Envy Beauty Therapy, The Wax Shack, RNA Hair Studio, Newsome's Tyre and Mechanical, Reece South Rockhampton, Terri Williams Hair Stylist, Rockhampton Food Processors, McMaster's Refrigeration, Wanita Shmid (Norwex) and McDonald's South Rockhampton.



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