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Town crier welcomes tourists to town

cvi   The Queensland Caravan and Motor Club received an official welcome to Grafton last week by Grafton’s town crier, Trevor Green. The group of around 35 campers enjoyed the eventful welcome by the colourful town crier, who is usually only seen out and about during the Jacaranda season. The visitors from southern Queensland were enjoying their stay at the Grafton Showground. John Warrell from the Clarence Valley Tourist Information Centre gave a very informative talk about places of interest, to visit during their stay. Mr Warrell’s talk obviously captivated the campers as several decided to extend their stay in Grafton, to see more. The motor club has two rally’s (away events) a year, as well as two national rallies. During their stay in Grafton, the visitors keep their receipts from purchases made within the town and deposit them into bucket back at the camp. At the end of their stay the dockets are totalled up to reveal how much the visitors spent within the town, whilst here. That information is then shared with the Chamber of Commerce, Clarence Valley Council, tourist information centre and media outlets. A raffle is also run within the camp with the proceeds going to a local charity.