Plenty of fun at Whorouly fair

Alpine Observer - - News -

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.

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