Milestone art fair celebration
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...