Kids the winners in Agfair grant
Tuesday, 22nd March, 2016
By Emily Roberts
After losing some corporate sponsorship, Agfair has won help from the Member for Barwon.
Kevin Humphries MP yesterday announced that the State Government would provide $6,000 to go towards the children’s entertainment at the event.
“Agfair is a key event in Broken Hill,” Mr Humphries said.
“It showcases agriculture in the region and a lot of people attend, not just from the region, but from interstate as well.”
Mr Humphries said they were made aware of the situation by Agfair which sought emergency funding to keep the popular event going.
“It will ensure the family-friendly event continues,” he said. “We hope this will help to make it a bigger and better event.”
Agfair committee chairman, Kevin Taylor, said the money will go towards a children’s band.
“The Agfair is a family-friendly event and we want to provide experiences for children that they might not get,” Mr Taylor said.
“We are very appreciative that Kevin came on board to help. We were having a panic about where we were going to cut back.”
Mr Taylor said the budget for Agfair could be in excess of $150,000.
“The last Agfair we were down on takings due to the weather. We’re not as flush as we would like to be.”
The 14th biennial Agfair will run on May 6 and 7 at the Broken Hill racecourse.
This year, it coincides with the 80th anniversary of the Royal Flying Doctor Service’s South East Section.
Mr Taylor said stall holders for the fair were still being registered.
(To register as an exhibitor, log on to www.agfairbrokenhill.com.au or email firstname.lastname@example.org).