Community able to benefit from a huge Oxley Bush Market
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