(pic – Beverly Southam and Carolyn Bate handing out free tastings of Geoff Southam’s yoghurt. Geoff can be seen in the background giving a talk on cheesemaking.)
Thanks to Betta Electrical for the donation of cookware to the value of $100 …the winners of the Cooking Competition were thrilled and encouraged to do more in the kitchen. The new Lifestyle Homewares store in Ayres Walkway donated an apron and tea towels, won by the very young Georgia Terlich for her mini Zucchini Egg Frittatas …a budding gourmand in the making we think. Liam Van Tilberg won a $30 gift voucher from Big W for his scrumptious Pavlova …congratulations Liam.
Barrabarroo donated their beautiful sausages to the Quaama P&C, who cooked up a storm, which included bacon and egg rolls …just to see if they could compete with Quaama Quisine’s gourmet egg and bacon rolls.
Lynne’s Larder was the gourmet food winner on the day. She couldn’t keep up the demand for her absolutely delicious Moroccan Lamb and preserves … award winning preserves at that. It was the first time Kay from Saarinen Organics travelled down from Wyndham to attend, but it won’t be the last! Seems the Quaamarians can’t get enough of her pure organic goats milk products. There’s talk of a Health and Fitness Day to bring her back.
The most attended area was out near the Fire Pit where 3 portrait artists worked well into the afternoon doing anyone’s portrait for free! Some lovely gifts for lucky grandparents I think. The children themselves spent lots of time in the SunChild teepee and playing with the toys Kirsten had brought up from Pambula. The fun of splashing paint on canvas, with the lovely Helen Morris producing some amazing artworks the children took home … all for free. That’s Christmas for mum and dad covered. Ninah showed the children how to make candles from wax and the Fire Brigade didn’t disappoint the littlies with their big engine.
Meanwhile in the hall, Angela Bell, whose new exhibition opened at Black Wattle Gallery on 17th October, was not only selling her creations but cleaning up the locals jewellery on her clever machine.
The auction of artwork from Pauline Balos went slowly at first, with several people picking up an absolute bargain! There are still some left on offer til the end of this week.
Joining our resident Tarot card reader Janet Menefy, in the newly decorated room opposite, was Karen Herford, Massage Therapist extraordinaire.
There were over 25 stalls enjoying the sunshine and all the fun of the Fair. And thanks to all who attended. A great day all round.
Carolyn Bate, Events Manager