Alstonville/Wollongbar Quota Club members are preparing enthusiastically for this year’s Fair to be held on August 30 and 31 at the Alstonville Leisure and Entertainment Centre.

Denise Morrow, the Fair co-coordinator, said that the fair is the club’s main fund raising event ‘and we enjoy the wholehearted support of our generous sponsors, Summerland Antiques, Unique Building Solutions, The Northern Rivers Echo, Ballina Shire Advocate, The Northern Star and Clearsight Optometry’.

“Many exhibitors and visitors travel long distances to attend this very popular annual community event and whether you are looking for a bargain, new craft ideas or simply to purchase a lovely hand-made article for the home or as a gift, the Fair has something for everyone,” Denise said.

“More than $100,000 has been raised over the past six years and this has been distributed to local community groups in need, especially disadvantaged women and children and the speech and hearing impaired.

“Proceeds from the event have enabled Quota to support bus travel by groups with mobility issues and provide defibrillators for local safety and rescue groups.

“Funds have also been distributed to local primary and high schools, ‘Our Kids’ Northern Rivers Children’s Health Fund, local rural fire brigades, the Community Carers Respite Care Centre, Heartfelt House, Riding for the Disabled, the Oncology Unit at Lismore Base Hospital, Summerland House With No Steps, Biala Support Services, Ballina and Father Chris Riley’s ‘Youth off the Streets’ initiative, amongst many others.

“Opportunities for fundraising at the Fair are also provided to worthy organisations and community groups.”

All the 55 stalls have been taken up, many with new people who have not attended the fair before, so anyone wishing to take up a stall can only be placed on the waiting list.  

“We sometimes get cancellations at the last minute,” Denise said.

Prospective stallholders should contact Denise Morrow on 6628 0266.

Further information about the Fair is available from Denise Morrow on telephone 6628 0266 or Susan French on telephone 6628 5302.

PICTURE: Northern Rivers Woodcrafters hand-made goods. Organisers say the Fair will have something for everyone.