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Yamba Rotary Twilight Markets

Lynne Mowbray|

Good crowds attended the Yamba Rotary Twilight Markets, which were held in Coldstream Street, Yamba on New Year’s Day.

Yamba Rotary Club president Gayle Doe said that they were absolutely thrilled with the turn-out this year.

“I think it was better than last year and we had more people this year,” Ms Doe said.

“The weather was absolutely beautiful, except for a little bit of wind and the Rotary Club was thrilled with how the event went.

“Money donated from the gold coin donations collected on the day will go to help rebuild the Rotary Club shed which burnt down a month ago, from arson. The Yamba Lions Club and Yamba Rotary Club sheds which are housed on the Yamba Golf Club grounds, were both destroyed by the fire.

“Unfortunately we didn’t have our chocolate wheel this year or our barbeque as they were both lost in the fire, along with all our tables and chairs.

“Money raised this year from the 101 stalls, will be pooled together with the funds raised from the Eat Street event and will be donated to whatever the need of the year is (which this year will probably be drought or fire related) and this will be announced around October.

“Last October we donated $13,000 to the ‘water for the west’ – donating barrels of water and the year before we donated $13,000 for hay for drought affected farmers. So it’s always something to do with NSW western areas – that’s where the money goes.

“We’d just like to say a huge thank you to the SES who assisted us with all the setting up and dismantling at the end of the event and LJ Hooker for providing power for us on the day,” she said.