Burnie High School

School Expo to bring community together


CELEBRITY chef Ben Milbourne will be the special guest at this year's Burnie High School Garden, Art and Food Expo.

The expo is in its fifth year and focuses on bringing the community together, rather than fund-raising for the school, according to the president of Burnie High School Parent's Association Ant Dry.

"It's a community event, rather than a school event.  It's not meant to be a fund-raiser, it's meant to be an open day and to show what's happening at the school," Mr Dry said.

"We don't make a huge amount from it and we will share a lot of the proceeds with charity."

The event will feature 40 stallholders, including plants and garden products, arts and crafts, entertainment and a cooking demonstration by Milbourne.

"We've got eight nurseries, a whole series of artists selling their work, and some will be working onsite making stuff, spinning, weaving, painting," Mr Dry said.

"Our celebrity guest Ben Milbourne will be doing a couple of demonstrations and judging the sausage tasting competition.

"He'll be there to talk about cooking and give advice to people."

Six local butchers will be put to the test with a blind sausage tasting and the winner will take home the Burnie High School sausage trophy.

The Garden, Art and Food Expo will be held on Saturday October 18 from 9.30am to 4pm at Burnie High School.

Admission to the event is by gold goin donation in support of Make-A-Wish Foundation Australia.

Story by Emily Woods, The Advocate