Com­mu­nity able to ben­e­fit from a huge Ox­ley Bush Mar­ket

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LAST Satur­day’s huge Ox­ley Bush Mar­ket helped raise sig­nif­i­cant funds ben­e­fit­ing var­i­ous com­mu­nity groups.

Hard­work­ing vol­un­teers from Ox­ley Pri­mary School cook­ing up a storm on the bar­be­cue and serv­ing Devon­shire teas raised thou­sands of dol­lars, while Edi Up­per Pri­mary School vol­un­teers also cashed in on the mar­ket.

Ox­ley Hall com­mit­tee sec­re­tary, Janet Heath, who founded the mar­ket with hus­band Don 38 years ago, ex­pected their pro­ceeds to be up on last year’s $12,000.

“We’re think­ing around $13,000 to $14,000,” said Mrs Heath, con­firm­ing it was the largest crowd seen in the mar­ket’s his­tory.

“The money we raise goes back into com­mu­nity projects and helps main­tain and im­prove the his­toric Ox­ley Hall.

“Last year’s pro­ceeds helped fund a new fence around the hall, and other past pro­ceeds have been spent on the play­ground and park im­prove­ments in Ox­ley.”

LOVELY DAY TO BE PAINTING: Deb­bie Pe­jkovic from Mul­wala was one of 30 artists dot­ted around Wan­garatta on Satur­day putting their painting skills to work as part of Paint Presto. Deb­bie was draw­ing in­spi­ra­tion from the Holy Trin­ity Cathe­dral for her work. “I’ve only been painting for four years...it’s a re­tire­ment thing,” she laughed. “I just thought that if I don’t have a go I won’t im­prove.” PHOTO: Jeff Zeuschner

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