Cobram Rotary Club successfully hosts 8th annual swap meet and show and shine with a record number of stalls.ROB HENSON August 15, 2014 3:13am
They came, they met and they swapped — Cobram Rotary Club has claimed the 8th annual Cobram Swap Meet and All Wheels Show and Shine a record success.
The swap meet saw more than 360 exhibitors — up 30 on last year and a new record for the event.
Exhibitors hailed from as far as Melbourne, Adelaide and Mudgee to swap car parts, garden goods, tools, homewares and everything in between.
In the show and shine, 258 vehicles entered — up 40 vehicles on 2013 — to be judged in a range of categories.
Making it all happen were more than 100 volunteers, including about 40 Rotarians, and help from Cobram Lions Club, Cobram Kiwanis, Cobram Barooga Apex Club, 1st Cobram Scouts, Cobram Agricultural Society, Cobram Football Netball Club, Cobram Soroptimists and Cobram Soccer Club.
Rotary president Chris King said about $20
He said as the event grew every year, assistance from other service clubs was greatly appreciated.
‘‘We’re ready to increase and get more volunteer organisations on board and they can use it as a part fundraiser as well,’’ Mr King said.
‘‘We’re nearly full at the showgrounds, so once we do book that out, we have to start looking at where we can spread to. Logically we would spill over into Apex Reserve.
‘‘Parking was a bit of a problem, lots of people had to park quite a way away, that’s something we might have to look at next year.’’
Roy Chaplin from Jerilderie, who has been collecting since he was 14, has exhibited his wares at every one of the eight Cobram swap meets.
‘‘There’s not a lot of money in it — the fun comes from selling things you’ve got an excess of, and talking to people.’’
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