Dollars roll in during festival
BUSINESSES saw record numbers of customers in Gayndah at the weekend.
The town’s population more than doubled for the Orange Festival. And the crowds were hungry and thirsty.
Gayndah’s oldest pub the Grand Hotel was “standing room only”.
Grand Hotel managers Rodney Vickers and Fernando Pereira said they were pleased with the weekend’s business.
“It was great, the whole dining room was chock-a-block all weekend and the public bar was full,” Mr Vickers said.
“We just want to say how happy we are to have the community involved with the rebirth of the Grand Hotel,” Mr Pereira said.
Gayndah Bakery owners Michael and Tanya Eisel brought in family from Hervey Bay to help.
“We went through hundreds of pies and hundreds of coffees,” Mrs Eisel said.
Gunther Village Opportunity Shop secretary Elvie Slack said the charity store tripled its usual daily takings.
PARADE: Crowds line the main street.