image1 image1 image1 image1 image1 image1 image1 image1 image1 image1

Local shows bring towns together

AHMAG congratulates recently elected councillors Ben Bell, Phil Hart, Rosemary Madacsi, Bill Manning, Susan Pearce and Beth Ruthven and looks forward to their in-principle support to oppose open-cut mining in Toodyay Shire.

October was hectic for the AHMAG events team with three shows and a car boot sale to attend. 

This year the Toodyay Agricultural Show and the Wundowie Iron Festival were held on the same day which stretched the team and its resources to the limit. Our spare marquee which took a battering at last year’s Iron Festival finally gave up the ghost with another wind gust at Wundowie sealing its fate. The team in Toodyay enjoyed blue skies and the well-attended Show generated pages of signatures opposing open-cut mining within a 100km radius of Perth. Our calico bags and new stubby holders sold well and the Lucky Cup game attracted numerous players. There was no need to unpack our information gear as the next day we were all off to the Morangup Progress Association’s car boot sale with loads of donated plants and items.

Thanks to everyone who donated goods, in particular Peter and Esther Wunderliy, Di and Brian Dale, Ric Jones and Sue Bussell. Ric propagates plants for AHMAG and his fair prices for unusual specimens contributed to a bumper day of fundraising. In just over four hours we raised almost $350 and the support from local Morangupians was really appreciated.

After a two-week break we were at the Gidgegannup Agricultural Show on October 26 – a bumper day for both fundraising and petition signatures.

Congratulations to the Toodyay Agricultural Association, Wundowie Progress Association, Morangup Progress Association and Gidgegannup Agricultural Society for pulling together such well-run events. Staging large community events takes countless hours of volunteer commitment and without them Toodyay, Wundowie, Morangup and Gidgegannup would lose a place where locals can catch up and discuss what’s happening in their area.

If you have unwanted items to donate for the Gidgegannup swap meet on Sunday November 17 please contact Hope and David Jones on 9572 9072.

Shan Diver (left) at the AHMAG stall in Morangup with customer Sue Bussell. Photo: Phil Hart.
joomla templatesfree joomla templatestemplate joomla

Copyright 2014 AHMAG