Sup­port for vol­un­teers

The Cobram Courier - - NEWS -

Not even bad weather could dampen the spir­its of those at­tend­ing the an­nual Ritchies IGA Fun Day on Oc­to­ber 20 in the su­per­mar­ket’s car park.

Crowds came to sup­port Co­bram SES and Co­bram Fire Brigade emer­gency work­ers.

There were jump­ing cas­tles, vin­tage cars and plenty of recog­nis­able dress-up char­ac­ters, but not ev­ery­thing went ac­cord­ing to plan.

IGA store man­ager Mandy Hawke could only laugh at the weather but said ev­ery­body made the best of a tricky sit­u­a­tion.

‘‘The day was great ex­cept for the weather. By 7 am we’d set up three mar­quees but we lost two over the fence, which we couldn’t get back. Usu­ally we get sun­burnt but this year we had rain, we had ev­ery­thing,’’ she said.

‘‘On a more pos­i­tive note, $4800 was raised from the raf­fle and bar­be­cue for the SES and CFA, so that was good, be­cause that’s what we were all there for of course be­sides hav­ing fun.’’

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