- Thursday 03 September 2015
Wow, what a day. The 38th annual Yandina Street Fair was an extraordinary event and all those involved in organising it deserve a huge thank you. People often frequent fetes, fairs and other community events, and take for granted the extreme amount of hard work put in by a small band of volunteers. For this event, kudos goes to YADCA, the Yandina Chamber of Commerce, Yandina Historic House and this group of dedicated volunteers – David Tidy, Sheila Butcher, Pat Cordwell, Nerissa Collins, Trish Taylor, Eric Griep, Rose and Col Nation, Leon Granzien, Narelle Lemon, Marie Reeve.
One of the best features of the fair was the Plein Air Art, which means "in the open air" in French. It brought 43 artists to Yandina to paint for the week. Having them eating, sleeping and living in our community for that week would have really benefited this small town’s economy. By all accounts, the fundraising from the artwork sales was successful too. Another highlight was the fair’s first foray into laser shows in place of fireworks. It was a very colourful show and the dogs, cats and horses were certainly grateful for it. My favourite part of the day was sitting in a comfy couch in The Shared listening to a two piece band. Their music and the knowledge that this fair was an extraordinary success made me feel intrinsically proud of where we live and the residents who make up this wonderful Hinterland Community.
My hat goes off to the entire committee for such a great event. It must give you all a lot of inner pride to give the community such a great day.
While we’re on the subject of fairs, ‘TrackFest’ number two is on this Saturday (September 5). It promises to be bigger and better than the first, so spring down to Howard Street from 4-8pm to help raise money for YOUR tram.