Grant helps Wilmington family fair

FAMILY FUN FAIR: Last year's fair attracted 500 people and this year organisers hope for more. Image provided.
FAMILY FUN FAIR: Last year's fair attracted 500 people and this year organisers hope for more. Image provided.

The Wilmington Progress Society have been successful in a grant application that will see this weekend’s Beautiful Valley Op Shop Fun Fair go ahead. 

The $1,100  grant has come from the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal under the tackling tough times together round and will spend it on bringing Sci World to their event. 

The fair which will be held at the Wilmington Town Oval from 11am to 3pm on Sunday February 17 has been created to help the agricultural community who have had an incredibly tough year. 

Carly Slee the chairperson of the Wilmington Progress Society says the fair is incredibly important as it has dual benefits for the community. 

“This event was born as a way for the Wilmington Progress Society to provide a fun, educational and cheap family day out.

“The money raised by the society on this event goes 100 per cent back into the event for the next year. A number of local groups and clubs hold stalls which raise money for them, so it is a great opportunity  for local groups and clubs to fundraise which is really part of what the day is about,” Carly said. 

Last year 500 people attended the first fair the society had ever held and this year they are hoping for it to be bigger and better. 

They have kept costs as low as possible with ride passes available but they have also been able to incorporate informational stands and local business stalls. 

“We have stalls from the CFS, RAA, SA Ambulance, Department for Environment and Water and many others all providing information and activities for children and young adults.”