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Glenreagh Timber Festival

The 13th Glenreagh Timber Festival was held on Saturday under sunny skies at the Glenreagh Showground.
President of the Glenreagh Timber Festival for the last three years Chris Hanson said crowd numbers were up on last year.
“We were expecting between three to five thousand people to turn up on the day and we had around five to 6000 people attend this year’s festival,” Mr Hanson said.
“We had 60 stall holders, children’s amusements, vintage cars, trucks and tractors and motor bikes on site, along with a car show and shine.
“We had horse and sulky rides and various other amusements for people to have a look at.
“And of course the woodchopping is a yearly event.
“Every year we are trying to put different things in to make it interesting and to try and get people to come back each year.
“Next year we are hoping to get parachutists to drop in.
“It’s great for the town, which receives a flow on effect from the festival and a lot of the town are here as volunteers.
“The profit from the event (cause it’s a non-profit event) goes to 10 local groups; pony club, tennis club, little athletics, pre-school, primary school etc, who volunteer their labour and they get a percentage of the profit.
“Everything went to plan on the day and the volunteers all did a great job.”

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