On An­nual event to show off Whorouly

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THE Whorouly Vil­lage Fair will once again show­case the town, its boun­ti­ful pro­duce and tal­ented peo­ple later in spring.

The fifth an­nual cel­e­bra­tion will be held at the Whorouly Re­cre­ation Re­serve on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 21. and fea­ture a va­ri­ety of craft and pro­duce stalls, static dis­plays, demon­stra­tions, en­ter­tain­ment and plenty of food.

The first fair was held in 2014 and now at­tracts about 1500 peo­ple on the day, com­mit­tee mem­ber and Whorouly Ho­tel pro­pri­etor Jen­nifer Gar­ret said.

“Many groups in town spend the whole year gear­ing up for the next event, there are more than 60 stalls from Whorouly and fur­ther afield, and this year the fair will fea­ture a spe­cial fly-over,” she said.

“We want to pro­mote what our area has to of­fer, in­clud­ing the won­der­ful pro­duce, hand­i­crafts, busi­nesses, fa­cil­i­ties and nat­u­ral at­trac­tions, to peo­ple in the wider re­gion and to tourists that tend to zoom by Whorouly on the Snow Road or Great Alpine Road on their way to the snow­fields and more high-pro­file des­ti­na­tions.

“We also wel­come stall­hold­ers from be­yond Whorouly’s bor­ders, adding to the va­ri­ety of of­fer­ings on the day.

“The fair is an op­por­tu­nity

Lo­cal au­thor Mariel An­der­son of Ta­wonga South will chat with readers at Mt Beauty Li­brary on Tuesday, Septem­ber 18 at 10.30am. Ms An­der­son’s book ‘Wrong Way Go Back’, which was launched re­cently at the Mt Beauty Neigh­bour­hood Cen­tre, de­picts the strug­gles of a woman torn between love and her re­li­gious con­vic­tions. The book was writ­ten with the sup­port of the Alpine U3A creative writ­ing group, and has been so well re­ceived Ms An­der­son is al­ready look­ing to print more copies af­ter al­most sell­ing out within a few weeks of its re­lease. for the Whorouly com­mu­nity to come to­gether, ap­pre­ci­ate the tal­ents of their neigh­bours and en­joy an old-fash­ioned fam­ily day.”

Ms Gar­rett said Whorouly was very lucky to have a strong and very ac­tive com­mu­nity, ev­i­denced by the lo­cal news­let­ter that is dis­trib­uted to every house­hold in the Whorouly post­code each month, thanks to the gen­er­ous spon­sor­ship of lo­cal fam­i­lies and busi­nesses.

“The vil­lage fair is just build­ing on that com­mu­nity spirit and gives us an op­por­tu­nity to share our lit­tle patch of par­adise with oth­ers,” she said.

Any­one in­ter­ested in hold­ing a stall or other ac­tiv­ity at the 2018 Whorouly Vil­lage Fair should con­tact Ms Gar­rett at the Whorouly Ho­tel on 5727 1424 or email jen­gar­rett@big­pond.com.

THE Up­per Kiewa Val­ley Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion (UKVCA) will hold its an­nual gen­eral meet­ing at the au­di­to­rium@in­for­ma­tion­cen­tre in Mt Beauty on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 6, at 7.30pm. The group is a lobby and ad­vo­cacy or­gan­i­sa­tion which meets monthly to work on

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