Have fun at fair

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on February 10, 2018

GNOWANGERUP citizens are in full swing preparing for their upcoming Summer Fair after successfully receiving funding for the second year in a row.

The Act-Belong-Commit Gnowangerup Summer Fair will be held next Saturday, February 17 at the Gnowangerup Sporting Complex from 10am to 4pm, and Community Resource Centre manager Deanne Noakes said the fair will be a great opportunity for the community to come together.

“The fair was an idea that came from a discussion of CRC committee members who wanted to bring something back to town that was no longer available,” she said.

“Historically, the town held annual events to bring the community together, but slowly over the years the events have gone by the wayside, due to lack of people being involved or being available to volunteer their time.

“This is the second year we have received funding from Healthway, Road Safety Commission and the Shire of Gnowangerup, and this year we also have many local sponsors who have donated time, money or merchandise to the fair.

“This has enabled us to improve on last year’s fair and continue to provide the fair as an annual event for the community and surrounds.”

It will cost you just a gold coin to enter the fairground, and activities start from just $2.

The games and rides are valued by tickets; for example, it will cost you two tickets to go on the big bouncy castle.

Each ticket is $2 and can be bought from the ticket tent on the day.

Ms Noakes said there will be a classic car display, an art exhibition, baking and decorating competitions, a toy library, show bags, face painting, Reptile Haven, Laserscape, a climbing wall and many more rides and fun family events at this year’s Summer Fair.

“The Fair was a great event last year and brought the whole community together in many different ways, and forged alliances that will benefit all for the future to come,” she said.

“We encourage everyone to come along this year and have a great time with friends and family.”