Fair seeking community food stalls
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.