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
When teenage sensation Jack Hammond arrived in Tongala with his dairy farming family in January, his name sparked interest in several coaches across the district.
The Yarrawonga Pigeons have secured a vital win over Wangaratta Magpies at JC Lowe Oval in Yarrawonga.
On Wednesday, April 22, 11 walkers from Shepparton Adventure Club travelled to Strathmerton then on to Ulupna Island.
Uniformed police are being plucked from the district’s 16-hour stations to work with one-member stations so officers are not patrolling on their own.
A Rochester woman who stole more than $250 worth of money, cigarettes and food from her workplace of four years has been convicted and fined $500, plus court costs.
The final 25 players have been chosen to represent the Goulburn Valley Football League in their quest to regain the number one football ranking in country Victoria.
A 640 000 bird proposal finally gets the green light from Strathbogie Shire Council.
Record cattle prices were recorded at the Finley Saleyards on Friday
People in rural and remote areas are significantly over-represented in the number of deaths and serious injuries on our roads.
Barooga will host an information forum on the National Disability Insurance Scheme on Tuesday night.
The Deniliquin Rodeo Arena was in full swing for the recent Deniliquin Classic Barrel Race.
GrainCorp has announced an investment of $50 million to increase oilseed crushing capacity and efficiency at its Numurkah facility in Victoria.
Mark Soyer represented Australia at the 2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in Canada.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
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.