Tatachilla Lutheran College has had a long history of community events and the Twilight Food Affair is the true gem of them all.
Having morphed from several smaller events to the event it is today, it’s now in its 13th year, having begun in 2005.
Kay Digby has been the event coordinator since its inception and has watched over the transformation personally.
“It’s gone from 10 stalls and 500 people, to last year and the last few years, having over 50 stalls, sideshow amusements, live entertainment, a fireworks display that’s increased our crowds and we’re looking at about three and a half thousand people,” Kay said.
Being family friendly, the adults at the event can enjoy a glass of wine, whilst the kids can go a little crazy enjoying the range of other activities just like year three student Mitchell Hughes who said his favourite part was the rides.
Even the food at the event aims to please the fussiest and hard to please eaters according to Kay.
“It has a fantastic array of food, anywhere from a hot dog or toasted sandwich through to gourmet curries, roast rolls, Indian food and we had a fabulous vegetarian stall last year,” she said.
Every year the funds which are raised go towards a specific project or area of the school, this year the school is aiming to return funds into the school R-12 library.
“It raises funds for the college as much as we possibly can but we’re very conscious that the community gives to us, so we like to give back to them, so this is our way of sharing our school, passion and showcasing the local environment and produce,” Kay said.
To help make sure the school is able to raise funds, they enlist help from local businesses for sponsorship of the event, these sponsors help cover the cost of putting on the event.
Sponsors this year include Wayne Phillis Ford, Hamilton Amusements, Fleurieu Foods, Adelaide Interior Acoustics, Fox Creek Wines, Paxton Wines and Serafino.
The event will be held on the college’s soccer oval on Friday March 23 from 4:30pm - 9pm.
It’s gone from 10 stalls and 500 people to over 50 stalls and we're looking at about three and a half thousand peopleKay Digby