On Annual event to show off Whorouly
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.