Special opening celebration tonight for 30th anniversary of much-loved Cobram collectables show.ROB HENSON June 6, 2014 3:09am
The 30th annual Cobram Historical Society Antique Fair will be celebrated in style with a cocktail night and special guest speaker.
Born and bred in Cobram, Father Michael Elligate AM will return as guest of the opening night celebration on Friday, June 13.
On Saturday and Sunday up to 20 stallholders from across Victoria and NSW will have a variety of antiques and collectables on display.
After three decades of increasing popularity, organiser Pat Kerr said the fair was now recognised as one of the best in Victoria.
‘‘It’s just got better and better over the years,’’ Ms Kerr said.
‘‘We probably only started off with about 10 stalls, we didn’t use all the sections (of Cobram Civic Centre).’’
Also renowned is the food available, with tea and cakes among the fare provided, at a small cost which goes towards fundraising for the society.
‘‘We raised funds for restoration of buildings, like the old school, log cabin and museum we’re working on all the time,’’ Ms Kerr said.
‘‘We’ve sponsored books, there’s been a lot of our funds put into doing the story of Cobram.’’
Ms Kerr said the 30th milestone was important to celebrate and hoped for a big crowd.
‘‘Well in a country town, I don’t think too many things have gone for 30 years and not skipped a year.’’
Apart from the die-hard collectors looking for specific pieces, Ms Kerr said the fair attracted a range of visitors.
‘‘You hear lots of people saying ‘oh gosh, mum had one of those’.
‘‘I think it’s good for people to see things that are in less and less supply.
‘‘Because people didn’t value these things in the ’50s, they thought it was old hat, and wanted to get something modern.’’
With up to 15 members in the society, the annual event has been run by volunteers for its 30 years.
The opening kicks off 6.30
Two men were taken to hospital after a collision near Tatura.
The Yarrawonga Pigeons defeated Corowa Rutherglen Roos by 76 points at the JC Lowe Oval in Yarrawonga.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
REGIONAL Victorians will be invited to get up close and personal with Graham (pictured above) – the face of a world-first Transport Accident Commission road safety initiative.
AFTER 46 years of garden growing, Rochester and District Garden Club members are hanging up their spades, drying out their gloves and getting ready to watch the weeds grow.
Gift fundraiser is looking for toddler talent.
Local export Willie Wheeler dominating at VFL level
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
THE Heathcote Community will come together once again to honour the memory of car accident victim Georgia Edsall-French at a memorial day this Saturday.
Katamatite Lions Club held its 42nd annual handover dinner at the Boosey Creek Tavern on July 13.
Mathoura endured a harsh hammering to its playing confidence on Saturday with a 24-goal thrashing at the hands of Deniliquin Rovers.
The demand for organic milk in Australia is outstripping supply, creating an opportunity for the region’s dairy farmers.
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.