Plenty of fun at Whorouly fair
PERFECT weather assured a perfect, record-breaking fifth annual Whorouly Village Fair on Sunday.
“We had record crowds through the gate, a record number of sites booked, many of the stalls made record profits and the Whorouly Primary School’s gnocchi sold out in record time,” said one of the event organisers, Jennifer Garrett.
“Even the Whorouly Landcare group said they had a recordbreaking day, selling more fruitfly traps than they have at other markets, including the Wangaratta Show.
“We could not have been luckier with the weather and that brought the crowds to the Whorouly Recreation Reserve.”
A highlight of the day was the drawing of a flight in an historic 1946 aeroplane and that was won by Cathryn Barrett of Byawatha.
Other popular attractions included a display on local dairies and the families that have worked them over several generations, an historical slideshow depicting Whorouly through the years, and local art and craft exhibited in the Whorouly Library Hall.
Many community groups and local families held stalls at the fair, selling everything from CWA scones to locally grown orchids, with much of the money raised going back into Whorouly organisations and activities.
“The Whorouly Village Fair is a wonderful example of a small community working together for the benefit of all, and it is a great chance for us to showcase our little corner of the world,” Ms Garrett said.
“It is also a terrific opportunity for locals to take a breath and catch up with their neighbours.”
FAIR FUN: Enjoying the 2018 Whorouly Village Fair and some fairy floss are Cooper (7) and Mila Roman (4), and Lenny White (3).
PLENTY ON OFFER: Fresh fruit and vegetables proved popular at the Whorouly Village Fair, with Silvana Micheli among the many fair goers inspecting Frank Verduci’s offerings.
BIRDS EYE VIEW: Perfect weather gave last year’s winner of the joy flight, Tim McDonnell of Whorouly, a perfect view of this year’s Whorouly Village Fair.