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Thousands enjoy Wagga Wagga CMRI Fair


Thousands turned out for the Wagga CMRI Christmas Fair on the weekend, which received exceptional support from the local community, despite the ongoing drought.

There were more than 3500 people in attendance as the sun sparkled over the Murrumbidgee Turf Club on Friday and Saturday for the event, which had in excess of 90 stalls.

There were Christmas gifts for young and old, plenty of entertainment provided by a local high school and of course – the Wagga CMRI Committee’s fabulous food!

The ladies of the committee somehow managed to make 7200 sandwiches from 100 loaves of bread. They were supported on the day by local pupils from Lutheran Primary School who cleaned up throughout, and after the day.
Wagga CMRI spokeswoman, Fiona Hamilton, declared the day a real success.

“Over 30 years this really has become a family-based, generational event where people use the Fair as a real day out,’’ she said.

“The nice thing is that it provides an opportunity for country ladies, particularly those at home worrying about the dusty landscape, to do something nice. You see all the grandmothers and mothers with the children catching up.

“It’s also lovely that our stall holders say it is the best event that they go to. Everyone loves it.’’

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