Mile­stone art fair cel­e­bra­tion

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

Ro­tary Club of Hor­sham East is well on its way to funding an on­col­ogy chair for a new Wim­mera Can­cer Cen­tre af­ter rais­ing $7000 at its an­nual art fair in Hor­sham Town Hall.

Ro­tar­ian Robyn Lard­ner said this year’s event, from Fri­day to Sun­day, was a great suc­cess.

“Fri­day’s open­ing night had a fo­cus on the 40-year cel­e­bra­tion of the art fair, which through­out the years has been the club’s ma­jor fundraiser,” she said.

“Club mem­bers dressed in ’70s cloth­ing to go with the theme and one of our two long­est-serv­ing mem­bers Jim Lons­dale cut a cel­e­bra­tory cake.

“We were also lucky to have Voices of the Wim­mera choir per­form, adding to the at­mos­phere.”

Mrs Lard­ner said vis­i­tor num­bers across the week­end ex­ceeded ex­pec­ta­tions.

Deb­bie Russell col­lected the fair’s ma­jor prize, tak­ing home $1000 af­ter win­ning best bay in show.

Jan Bird won the best work in show cat­e­gory, Leanne On­ley best land­scape and Bron­wyn Zerbst best mixed medium. All three col­lected $200 for their ef­forts.

Gayle New­combe picked up $100 af­ter win­ning a pop­u­lar bal­lot.

Hor­sham Pri­mary School won an en­cour­age­ment award for its Ras­mussen Road ex­hibit, while raf­fle prizes went to Leanne Chris­tian, Mark Brady and Floss Ampt.

MILE­STONE: For­mer Wim­mera art fair co-or­di­na­tor Robyn Lard­ner and cur­rent co-or­di­na­tor Chris O’con­nor, right, cut a cel­e­bra­tory cake along­side one of Ro­tary Club of Hor­sham East’s long­est-serv­ing mem­bers Jim Lons­dale. The club cel­e­brated its 40th art...

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