Helidon Fair ready to go

DESPITE the January flood disaster putting preparations on hold, the annual Helidon Heritage Fair is set to be bigger and better than ever this year due to the tireless efforts from organisers and volunteers.

President of the Helidon District Progress Association, Judi Bloomfield, said many members and organisations dropped everything to help out during the floods with preparations of the fair put on the back burner.

“A lot of associations were involved helping out at the evacuation centre which turned into a recovery centre,” she said.

“We did some long hours.

“It was a big emotional time for everybody, for those who were involved and for those who helped out.”

Despite starting preparations late Mrs Bloomfield said the fair was back on track to celebrate the towns 170 years of settlement thanks to the help from sponsors, volunteers and the Helidon community.

“It's quite amazing, a lot of people are helping, we were a fair bit behind but people offered to help out, it's come along really well,” she said.

“We've had a lot of support from a lot of people throughout the community.

“A lot of people donated a lot of things from bits and pieces for show bags to actual volunteered time.”

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