Variety Bash barrels through Barkly Highway School

JUST FOR KIDS: 2017 Variety B to B Bash supported three Mount Isa primary schools with donations of equipment. Photo: Esther MacIntyre
JUST FOR KIDS: 2017 Variety B to B Bash supported three Mount Isa primary schools with donations of equipment. Photo: Esther MacIntyre

The 2017 Variety B to B Bash has been painting the town red, orange, actually, all the colours of the rainbow – including that stylish Dalmation fur (faux).

Constable Carly Leask and Sergeant Cath Purcell were excited to meet John Williamson at Barkly Highway State School.

Constable Carly Leask and Sergeant Cath Purcell were excited to meet John Williamson at Barkly Highway State School.

Around 90 cars with 300 passengers and drivers attended three schools in Mount Isa this week to donate generous gifts on behalf of Variety – the Children’s Charity.

After visiting Mount Isa Special School and School of the Air on Tuesday, they paid a visit to Barkly Highway State School on Wednesday morning for breakfast.

Variety granted Mount Isa Special School with new accessible bubblers, School of the Air with playground equipment, and Barkly Highway State School with sensory play room items.

Cars of all makes, models, colours and with all manner of accoutrements bumbled under the big blow-up Variety archway, out of the school gates onto Urquhart Street and through Soldiers Hill.

Emergency services and defence band, The Hoax, played at Barkly Highway School on Wednesday, to support the Bash and prepare for the Troy Cassar-Daley concert on August 17.