Fair seek­ing com­mu­nity food stalls

Kalgoorlie Miner - - NEWS - Te­gan Guthrie

Plan­ning for next year’s Kal­go­or­lie-Boul­der Com­mu­nity Fair is un­der way, with the spot­light firmly on com­mu­nity en­gage­ment.

The fair so­ci­ety this week put out a call for com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions, not-for-profit groups and schools to ap­ply to hold a food stall at the an­nual event, in­stead of the usual com­mer­cial ven­dors.

With pub­lic sup­port de­creas­ing over the past cou­ple of years, KBCF So­ci­ety sec­re­tary Es­ther Road­night said the group was do­ing ev­ery­thing it could to get the com­mu­nity widely in­volved with the fair again.

“We are re­ally ramp­ing it up this year be­cause we want to get back to the com­mu­nity side of the fair,” Mrs Road­night said.

“We want the com­mu­nity to ben­e­fit be­fore any­one else, so we are reach­ing out to get var­i­ous groups and schools in­volved in any way they can. If we do not get enough ap­pli­ca­tions we will have to look again at the com­mer­cial ven­dors.”

We want the com­mu­nity to ben­e­fit be­fore any­one else so we are reach­ing out to get var­i­ous groups and schools in­volved in any way they can. Es­ther Road­night

The so­ci­ety is keep­ing quiet on a num­ber of “big an­nounce­ments” it hopes to re­veal soon, de­pend­ing on the out­come of sev­eral fund­ing ap­pli­ca­tions.

Mrs Road­night said, if suc­cess­ful, next year’s fair would be “very dif­fer­ent” and “much more at­trac­tive to pa­trons”.

Ap­pli­ca­tions are open for peo­ple in­ter­ested in hold­ing stalls or per­form­ing through­out the two-day event on March 22 and 23, as well as the an­nual hand­i­craft and Lego and model com­pe­ti­tions.

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