Big Brunch for drought re­lief

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More than 200 lo­cals took ad­van­tage of Sun­day’s pleas­ant weather and sup­ported the Tocumwal Big Brunch.

The an­nual event — which had a change of venue this year from the Tocumwal Fore­shore to Tocumwal Race­course — also served as a fundraiser for drought re­lief, rais­ing over $800.

The kids took full ad­van­tage of the fun and games pro­vided in­clud­ing train rides and face paint­ing.

Lo­cal schools, sport­ing clubs and com­mu­nity groups cooked up a feast for the hun­gry pa­trons.

Tocumwal Cham­ber of Com­merce mem­ber Liz Lang said de­spite num­bers be­ing lower than usual it was still a suc­cess­ful day.

‘‘Most peo­ple who came along were lo­cals,’’ she said.

‘‘With the or­di­nary weather we had lead­ing up some tourists would have pre­ferred to stay by the river with beau­ti­ful sun­shine on Sun­day.

‘‘We’re still happy with the turnout con­sid­er­ing the change in venue, be­cause the fore­shore does draw more tourists.

‘‘We’re cer­tainly go­ing to have an­other event at the race club be­cause it’s just an ex­cel­lent venue, plenty of shade, lush green grass and clean toi­lets.’’

Cham­ber thanked Nathan Ha­ley for en­ter­tain­ing, the Tocumwal Race Club, lo­cal pubs for pro­vid­ing raf­fle prizes, com­mu­nity groups and Tocumwal Farm­ers’ Mar­ket for ta­bles and chairs.

TOP RIGHT: Amanda O’Sul­li­van with her chil­dren Harper and Tye.MID­DLE: Alma, Susie and Mur­ray Haynes.BOT­TOM: Tocumwal Play­group mem­bers Nerissa Rose, Ali­son Har­ber with a happy cus­tomer Alex Rede­galli.

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